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Anholon, Rosley; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Silva, Diogo A. L.; Leal Filho, Walter; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gon̤alves РInternational Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the requirements of sustainable development regarding professionals training and the challenges evidenced during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to contribute to the debates regarding the need to insert sustainability into engineering education in the current context. Design/methodology/approach: For…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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McWhirter, Nathan Daniel; Shealy, Tripp – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to introduce a case-based module teaching sustainable engineering, linking the Envision rating system with behavioral decision science. Three complete modules are publicly available in a repository for any instructor to adapt, use and review. Design/methodology/approach: A case study was written about the Tucannon River…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Sengupta, Debalina; Huang, Yinlun; Davidson, Cliff I.; Edgar, Thomas F.; Eden, Mario R.; El-Halwagi, Mahmoud M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Sustainable manufacturing may be defined as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities and consumers. Recently, there have been several industrial and governmental endeavors to launch sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Manufacturing, Engineering Education, Networks
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Glassey, Jarka; Haile, Sue – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a concentrated strategy to embed sustainability teaching into a (chemical) engineering undergraduate curriculum throughout the whole programme. Innovative teaching approaches in subject-specific context are described and their efficiency investigated. Design/methodology/approach: The activities in…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Soliva, Montserrat; Bernat, Carles; Gil, Emilio; Martinez, Xavier; Pujol, Miquel; Sabate, Josep; Valero, Jordi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the experience of the Agriculture Engineering School of Barcelona (ESAB), where undergraduate students were involved in field research experiments on organic waste use in agricultural systems. Design/methodology/approach: The paper outlines how the formation of professionals oriented to work for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Wastes, Sanitation
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Moghaddam, M. R. Alavi; Taher-shamsi, A.; Maknoun, R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explain the strategies and activities of a main technical University in Iran (Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)) toward sustainable development goals. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, three main strategies of AUT to achieve sustainable developments goals in engineering education are explained.…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Environmental Education, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Bryce, Paul; Johnston, Stephen; Yasukawa, Keiko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Integrating sustainability into an undergraduate engineering program at the University of Technology, Sydney has been a challenging project. The authors of this paper have been participant observers of the integration process. In this paper, they have attempted an analysis of that process, focussing on the dynamics of the network of people and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Peet, D. -J.; Mulder, K. F.; Bijma, A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
When sustainable development (SD) is only taught in specific courses, it is questionable if engineering students are able to integrate it into their engineering practices and technical designs. For this reason, sustainability should also be integrated into regular engineering courses, e.g. design courses, materials courses or processing…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Engineering, Sustainable Development