|Submission Date||March 2, 2020|
Stevens Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program
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Professor & Associate Dean of Engineering & Science
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:
Environmental engineering has traditionally been taught as a branch of civil engineering concerned with the supply of safe drinking water and the sanitary disposal of municipal wastes. The field has expanded in recent years to include many new areas, such as the treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes, the prediction of the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment, and the design of systems for remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. Furthermore, the field continues to grow into new directions such as sustainability and green engineering. These changes have placed new demands on engineers to understand the fundamental environmental transformation processes that describe natural and engineered systems for which this program is designed to prepare our students.
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Civil engineering is one of the most visible technical fields that draws on aspects of physics, mathematics, project management and many other areas. In addition to planning, designing and supervising the construction of public facilities - skyscrapers, roads, bridges, ports, irrigation systems and more - civil engineers are also involved in business, managing natural resources, addressing climate hazards and modern societal challenges of all kinds.
At Stevens, students pursue a broad-based curriculum that provides a firm foundation in engineering, as well as substantial experience in the humanities and business engineering management. Within the sequences of civil engineering courses, students have the flexibility to concentrate in structural, geotechnical, water resources and environmental engineering or construction management. Students thoroughly explore mechanics, and develop a strong foundation in science, mathematics and computation.
Students also receive hands-on, industry experience through senior design projects, co-ops, and study abroad programs. Studying in the heart of the tri-state area, students are surrounded by modern marvels of civil engineering, as well as some of the top firms in the field. Partnerships with industrial firms, engineering consulting firms and construction contractors in the public and private sector, as well as various government agencies, offer an array of opportunities to connect with the real-world of civil engineering.
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The bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Stevens offers students a broad background in engineering and the liberal arts, with the technical skills needed to support the design, testing and manufacture of products, systems and devices.
Mechanical engineers help fix the major problems of the nation and world by design and creating:
1. biomedical devices and technologies for health and rehabilitation
2. Energy and water solutions for a cleaner, greener earth
3. Infrastructure development in a fast-paced society
4. Security and defense applications for a safer world
Mechanical engineering students can select concentrations such as power generation and sustainable energy within the mechanical engineering program.
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
1. Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Concentration in Naval Engineering)
Ocean, coastal, naval and marine engineers concentrate on problems associated with our use of oceans and coastal areas such as maritime transport, energy generation, fisheries, recreation and waste management. Ocean/naval engineering at Stevens offers comprehensive education related to design and evaluation of marine systems (ships, underwater vehicles, wave energy converters, etc.) and development, maintenance and protection of coastal areas (sustainable use of ocean resources, impact of climate change and sea level rise and prediction and recovery from coastal flooding.
The naval engineering concentration within the engineering program is a broad-based discipline that involves the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of surface and subsurface ships, ocean structures, and shore facilities. Because of the complexities of today’s naval and civilian vessels and supporting infrastructure, the naval engineer must possess a strong background in the physical sciences, mathematics, and modeling, as well as the more specialized fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, systems engineering, and environmental engineering.
At Stevens, world class professors and facilities prepare students to design, build, operate and maintain ships and other waterborne vessels and oceanographic technology. Located across the Hudson River from New York City, the epicenter of ship design and harbor operations, Stevens collaborates with the government and private companies in design and testing, ensuring that students receive the technical knowledge and practice experience necessary to thrive in the professional world. Students can explore ship and hull design; propulsion systems; effects of ocean properties on ship transport and; homeland security and waterfront defense technology.
Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:
The coastal engineering minor consists of a sequence of courses designed to prepare students to apply civil/environmental engineering principles to solve problems related to coastal sustainability. In addition to the core classes, the coastal engineering minor includes courses that focus on understanding the coastal/marine environment and the application of this knowledge to solve engineering challenges of societal relevance including shoreline erosion, water quality degradation, and habitat loss. Students completing a coastal engineering minor will be equipped with a specialized set of skills that will make them uniquely adapted to work within a number of disciplines along both urban and natural coastlines.
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A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
The Environmental Engineering Minor consists of three required courses:
1. CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
2. CHE 210 Process Analysis
3. EN 375 Environmental Systems
and any three of the following:
1. EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
2. EN 570 Environmental Chemsitry
3. EN 571 Physicochemical Processes for Environmental Control
4. EN 573 Biological Processes for Environmental Control
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A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The Green Engineering Minor provides students a holistic, systems perspective to the impact of human activity on the environment, including the role of engineering; educates students in the concepts of sustainable development and industrial ecology; provides insight into sustainability tools and metrics such as life cycle analysis and ecological footprint; shows how engineering decisions, particular with regard to design, can support sustainability goals and; develops awareness of the ethical, economic, social and political dimensions that influence sustainability.
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:
1. Water Resources Minor
The Water Resources Minor consists of six courses:
1. CE 304 Water Resources Engineering
2. CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
3. CE 525 Stormwater Management
4. CE 578 Coastal and Floodplain Engineering OR CE 537 Introduction to GIS
5. CE 685 Advanced Hydraulics OR CE 652 Hydrologic Modeling
6. EN 686 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution OR EN 552 Groundwater Engineering
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