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ERIC Number: EJ831899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Engineering Curricula in Sustainable Development. An Evaluation of Changes at Delft University of Technology
Mulder, Karel F.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n2 p133-144 May 2006
This paper will first sketch some basic features of the engineering profession, and the need for change. It will analyse the political process that resulted in the decision at Delft University of Technology (DUT) to emphasise Sustainable Development (SD) in its curricula. The main goal of this education is to show that SD is not a burden, but a challenge to contribute to as an engineer. It will describe the changes in the engineering curriculum that were implemented and give a preliminary evaluation of these changes. The changes encompassed: (1) a 3 ECTS compulsory training module "Technology in Sustainable Development"; (2) implementing SD issues in existing courses and design work; and (3) the development of a special MSc graduation certificate. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands