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Preparation For A Successful Abet 2000 Accreditation Visit

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.792.1 - 6.792.21



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Philip Parker

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Max Anderson

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Michael Penn

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Session 2451


Max Anderson, Michael Penn, Philip Parker University of Wisconsin-Platteville


The EC2000 accreditation criteria is a very significant change from the previous criteria and requires programs to prepare much differently for an accreditation visit. Detailed published program educational objectives must be prepared and a process developed to assess whether the program objectives are being met by the curriculum. A system of ongoing evaluation that demonstrates achievement of these objectives and uses the results of the assessment process to improve the effectiveness of the program is also required. All accredited programs must also meet the EC2000 program outcomes a-k and demonstrate through their assessment process that these are being met.

In addition to the program objectives and EC2000 program outcomes, it must be demonstrated that the professional component and environmental engineering program criteria are met. The professional component consists of (a) one year of a combination of college level mathematics and basic sciences (b) one and one-half years of engineering topics, and (c) general education that complements the technical content of the curriculum and is consistent with the program and institutional objectives.

The environmental engineering program criteria require that graduates of the program demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of waste minimization and pollution prevention; understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations in environmental management; capability to apply environmental systems and process modeling techniques; proficiency in mathematics through differential equations and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, earth science, biological science and fluid mechanics. The program criteria also requires knowledge of introductory level fundamentals in the following major focus areas: water supply and resources, environmental systems modeling, environmental chemistry, wastewater management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, atmospheric systems and air pollution control, and environmental and occupational health; proficiency in advanced principles and practice in a minimum of three of the major focus areas listed above. Understanding of concepts of professional practice and the importance of professional licensing and continuing education are also expected of graduates.

Preparation for Accreditation Visit

The department of civil and environmental engineering at UWP offers two degrees: civil engineering and environmental engineering. Preparation for the accreditation visit for the

Proceedings of 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Parker, P., & Anderson, M., & Penn, M. (2001, June), Preparation For A Successful Abet 2000 Accreditation Visit Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9661

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