New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
In the context of environmental engineering, risk can be defined as a measure of the probability and its adverse effects from human or environmental exposure to physical, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards. Exposure can derive from anthropogenic and natural release of these hazards as well as failure of engineered systems designed to protect human health and the environment. The ABET Environmental Engineering Program Criteria requires that graduates be prepared to include risk considerations in the design of environmental engineering systems. In addition to ABET requirements, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ Body of Knowledge includes an outcome specifically related to risk, reliability and uncertainty. This paper assesses the risk and uncertainty component of selected ABET accredited programs and presents an approach for how these considerations can be embedded in an ABET accredited undergraduate environmental engineering curriculum. Examples of an undergraduate level, Monte Carlo risk model and consideration of risk and uncertainty in upper level environmental engineering design courses are presented.
Du, R., & Butkus, M. A., & Starke, J. A. (2016, June), Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Undergraduate Environmental Engineering Curricula Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25657
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