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Submission Date Dec. 16, 2015
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Stevens Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Keith Sheppard
Professor & Associate Dean of Engineering & Science
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The environmental engineering program provides a broad-based education that prepares students in the technical and social fundamentals that will enable them to have a wide impact in the improvement of interactions between humans and their environment. The degree provides the students with the fundamental understanding of environmental possesses that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of environmental engineering. Graduates from this program can also demonstrate exemplary sensitivity to social factors including the historical, legal, political, policy, economic, ethical and public relations aspects of environmental problems. They can solve environmental problems using a systems approach, incorporating interactions with natural, engineered and social components. Finally, graduates of our program address the wider aspects of environmental problems such as sustainability, design for the environment, pollution prevention, and industrial ecology.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Green Engineering Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Objectives
Provide a holistic, systems perspective to the impact of human activity on the environment, including the role of engineering. Educate students in the concepts of sustainable development and industrial ecology. Provide insight into sustainability tools and metrics such as life cycle analysis and ecological footprint. Show how engineering decisions, particular with regard to design, can support sustainability goals. Develop awareness of the ethical, economic, social and political dimensions that influence sustainability.
Content
The Green Engineering Minor consists of six courses, three of which are required as core. These core courses comprise a two-course technical foundation (Sustainable Engineering and Sustainable Energy) plus one contextual course (Environmental Policy: Economic & Philosophical Issues). This is followed by two technical electives which can also provide a sustainable engineering focus area. An elective contextual course completes the Minor.


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