BSc in ESS Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

PG 1: Provide students with the knowledge of concepts, theories, and tools to explain and manage environmental systems, both natural and human-made, in pursuit of sustainability.

SLO 1.1. Demonstration ability to critically evaluate human impacts on the planet’s climate system, biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles, water cycle and resources, land, and other related systems.

SLO 1.2. Demonstrate ability to critically evaluate sustainability of urban environments, including urban alignment with nature, mobility and energy solutions, air quality, use and disposal of water, waste and circular economy, disaster resilience, and more.

SLO 1.3. Ability to apply relevant impact assessment, evaluation, research, mapping, and analytical tools prevalent in environmental and urban sustainability management.


PG 2: Train students in methods and modes of inquiry that lead to well-substantiated decisions on sustainability

SLO 2.1. Apply the scientific method and demonstrate competence in numeracy including data collection and analysis.

SLO 2.2. Skills in systems and design thinking, including participatory and deliberative methods of stakeholder engagement.

SLO 2.3. Ability to assess sustainability challenges from global, cross-border, national, and local perspectives.


PG 3. Prepare students for careers in research, management, and innovation on sustainability

SLO 3.1. Apply sustainability knowledge and methods to one or more domains of application (e.g. business, industrial/energy sectors, logistics, finance, policy, international relations/cooperation, urban development, and more).

SLO 3.2. Demonstrate skills for adaptability in the rapidly evolving fields of environment and sustainability, critically assessing and applying state-of the art knowledge, approaches, and techniques.

SLO 3.3.  Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in areas such as business, government, civil society, research, and international relations/cooperation.


PG 4: Develop articulate, conscientious leaders and problem solvers who are committed to contributing to their fields and society.

 SLO 4.1. Produce and deliver written and oral presentations and communicate with specialists and non- specialists using appropriate media and technology.

SLO 4.2. Think critically and creatively, conceptualizing real-world problems from different perspectives.

SLO 4.3. Work productively in diverse teams and solve problems collaboratively.


PG 5: Provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills and cultivate a commitment to life-long learning.

SLO 5.1. Use common software and information technology to pursue inquiry relevant to their academic and professional fields, and personal interests.

SLO 5.2. Weigh evidence and arguments and appreciate and engage in diverse modes of inquiry that are characteristic of historical, cultural, political, economic, and quantitative disciplines.

SLO 5.3. Properly document and synthesize existing scholarship and data, keep current with developments, conduct independent research, and discover and learn new material on their own.