Renewable Resources, B.Tech. :: Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, and according to the particular concentration of this major, a successful graduate will be able to:
  • Utilize the developed expertise in concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies to succeed in tackling real-world issues in renewable and natural resource management.
  • Become an independent, self-motivated professional with the ability to recognize problems in his/her renewable resources technical field of expertise and formulate solutions to such problems.
  • Conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with an embodied sense of conservation stewardship.
  • Asses, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information objectively and deal professionally and ethically with clients, the public, and agency personnel.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively using appropriate verbal, visual, electronic, and written techniques necessary to interact in the profession.
  • Recognize and interpret natural and renewable resource laws and policies.
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience in renewable resource sampling, inventory, and measurement techniques.
  • Recognize and interpret natural and renewable resource problems and opportunities across spatial scales from local to global through the implementation and management of geospatial technologies (Global Positioning System -- GPS, Geographic Information System -- GIS, and remote sensing).
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in formulating and evaluating alternative solutions to complex problems in natural and renewable resource management and recommending and defending best alternatives.
  • Anticipate, analyze, and evaluate renewable and natural resource issues and opportunities and utilize an integrated approach to ecosystem impact assessment and management.
  • Exercise life-long learning and management skills developed before graduation and utilize existing technology, products, and services to maximize work efficiency and success.
  • Seek the input and perspectives of diverse stakeholders regarding renewable and natural resource issues and practice a collaborative spirit in team efforts and project coordination.
  • Through the securing and successful completion of a 15-credit 600-hour internship, broaden his/her professional backgrounds and develop a comprehensive knowledge of his/her field of expertise and utilize that knowledge in pursuing potential career opportunities.