Student Achivement

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Degree Profile

An environmental engineer graduated from Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) is a competent, enterprising professional with international/global vision who proposes innovative engineering solutions to environmental problems through the application of sustainable and environmentally-friendly technology, in accordance with national and international regulations.
An environmental engineer from UDLA is expected to work in multidisciplinary teams, respecting the gender and cultural identity of the collective groups that require inclusion of environmental technology, demonstrating professional ethics and environmental awareness.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING program will be able to:

RC1- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. Effective since : 2022

RC1- Analyzes environmental problems in water, soil, air, and biota, applying physical, chemical, and biological parameters. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC2- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Effective since : 2022

RC2- Analyzes the behavior of pollutants in different environmental matrices with mathematical models. Effective since : 2019 to 2020

RC3- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences within the field. Effective since : 2022

RC3- Designs engineering processes for conservation, prevention, and remediation with applied research and environmental technology. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC4- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. Effective since : 2022

RC4- Models environmental processes using established methodologies and technology. Effective since : 2019 to 2020

RC5- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. Effective since : 2022

RC5- Prepares management plans to solve environmental problems. Effective since : 2019

RC6- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. Effective since : 2022

RC6- Designs, directs, and participates in prevention, conservation, and environmental remediation projects. Effective since : 2019

RC7- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. Effective since : 2022