Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of California, Riverside
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.25 / 8.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):
-Environmental Engineering deals with design
and construction of processes and equipment
intended to lessen the impact of man’s
activities on the environment. With the growing
importance of environmental quality, the
environmental engineer plays a pivotal role
in modern industrial activity. Environmental
engineers are involved in a wide range of
activities including the design of alternative
fueled vehicles, the development of renewable
energy sources, the design of equipment for
solid waste collection and disposal, municipal
and industrial wastewater treatment, air
pollution control systems, and hazardous waste
management. At UCR, the B.S. degree in
Environmental Engineering allows students to
concentrate on air and/or water quality.
-The Department of Environmental Sciences
offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Environmental
Sciences. Students can choose to concentrate
their studies in one of three options: Natural
Science, Social Science, or Environmental
The necessity of maintaining an acceptable
level of environmental quality is placing
increasing demands upon governments and
industries locally, nationally, and worldwide. To
help meet those demands, the Environmental
Sciences program is designed to provide
training for students intending to enter
environmental professions or for students
preparing for graduate study in law, research,
or teaching in a capacity that utilizes a
background in the science of the human
-Earth Sciences: Global Climate Change Option
The Global Climate
Change option offers earth science training with
an emphasis on modern and ancient evidence
for global climate change and the effects of such
processes on the planet. Links between human
activities, organismal evolution, weathering,
volcanism, plate tectonics, extraterrestrial events
and the history of the atmosphere and oceans
are examined. Ancient earth climate trends are
studied as proxies for predicting future climate
change. Students in this option receive training
in climatology, oceanography, paleoecology,
stratigraphy, earth resources and the global
carbon cycle.
Mechanical engineering: 1. apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2.design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
3. design a system, component, or process to meet desi
red needs within realistic constraints such as
economic, environmental, social, political, ethi
cal, health and safety, manufacturability, and
4.function in multidisciplinary teams
5.identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
6.understand professional and ethical responsibility
7.communicate effectively
8.understand the impact of engineering solutions in
a global, economic, environmental, and societal
9.recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
10.obtain knowledge of contemporary issue
11.use the techniques, skills, and modern engin
eering tools necessary for engineering practice

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