Program Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the ERE program is to prepare engineers to identify and solve
complex environmental resource problems. The program strives to educate leaders
who will sustain, restore and protect our natural resources and the

Program Educational Objectives

The ERE program has seven objectives. Program objectives describe what an ERE graduate should be able to do in the years following graduation from the ERE program.

  1. ERE graduates will effectively apply engineering analysis and design to solve environmental resource problems and to restore and sustain the global environment.
  2. ERE graduates will practice engineering according to the highest professional standards, demonstrating respect for social, ethical, cultural, environmental, economic, and regulatory concerns.
  3. ERE graduates will work successfully on interdisciplinary teams.
  4. ERE graduates will communicate effectively in written, spoken, and visual formats with technical, professional, and broader communities.
  5. ERE graduates will pursue life long learning opportunities such as graduate school, continued education, challenging professional experiences and active participation in professional organizations.
  6. ERE graduates will be prepared to pursue professional licensure.
  7. ERE graduates will be prepared to assume a leadership role in the profession based upon their engineering science and design experience with traditional and nontraditional solutions to environmental problems.

Student Outcomes

The ERE program has eleven educational outcomes. Program outcomes foster attainment of the program educational objectives. Program outcomes describe what an ERE graduating senior should be able to do upon graduation.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Enrollment and Success

The HSU Office of Institutional Research and Planning provides regular updates of student statistics and success.  The reports linked below provide:

  1. A summary of ERE enrollment and demographics
  2. Graduation rates and numbers of degrees granted
  3. Retention and graduation rates of all majors at HSU
  4. Six Year Graduation rates by major - search for “Environmental Resources Engr"

How to Apply

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