The goals of the program can be summarized as follows:
- Focus research on scientific environmental audits, technology, system design, and policy development in critical interdisciplinary areas
- Provide engineers, architects, policy makers, lawyers, business managers, with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to be successful in delivering goods and services through sustainable means,
- Develop community awareness programs and centers through collaborations with local communities,
- Deliver high quality solutions to complex problems through interdisciplinary collaboration by conducting thesis research under interdisciplinary supervision.