ERIC Number: EJ971923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
What Do Final Year Engineering Students Know about Sustainable Development?
Nicolaou, I.; Conlon, E.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v37 n3 p267-277 2012
This paper presents data from a project that aims to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of engineering students about sustainable development (SD). The data derive from a survey completed by final year engineering students in three Irish Higher Education Institutions. This paper is part of a larger study that examines the relationship between students' and teachers' understanding of SD. The results from the survey show that final year engineering students' knowledge is deficient. The majority of the participants fail to acknowledge the complexity of the concept and focus on environmental protection. Their knowledge of legislation relevant to SD and the social aspect of sustainability is particularly deficient. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Engineering, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Surveys, Legislation, Science Education, Engineering Education, Universities, Evaluation Methods, Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Ireland