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Zanitt, Jeniffer Fonseca; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; Serafim, Milena Pavan; Leal Filho, Walter; Anholon, Rosley – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to analyse how the materials selection courses of engineering undergraduate programmes can be better aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Design/methodology/approach: Initially, a content analysis was performed in 39 materials selection course descriptions from 40 engineering undergraduate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Study, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Acosta Castellanos, Pedro Mauricio; Queiruga-Dios, Araceli – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: In education concerning environmental issues, there are two predominant currents in the world, environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). ESD is the formal commitment and therefore promoted by the United Nations, to ensure that countries achieve sustainable development. In contrast, EE was the first…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Engineering Education
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Stavrianakis, Kostas; Ramos, William – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to examine the organizational citizenship behaviors toward the environment among US-based faculty members, in social sciences, natural sciences, the humanities and engineering. Potential barriers that may stop academia from being more sustainable are examined but also the opportunities for academics to be involved in…
Descriptors: Sustainability, College Faculty, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
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Sánchez-Carracedo, Fermín; Romero-Portillo, Daniel; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno-Pino, Francisco Manuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to present a methodology for analysing the extent to which students of a university degree perceive that they have received a good education for sustainable development (ESD). The methodology enables us to quantify this perception, which, in turn, allows us to determine: to what extent the objectives related to ESD are…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Ozis, Fethiye; Parks, Shannon Lynn Isovitsch; Sills, Deborah Lynne; Akca, Mustafa; Kirby, Christine – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze how a tangram activity improved students' abilities to explain sustainability, articulate a positive perception of sustainable design and relate sustainability with innovation in engineering design. Design/methodology/approach: The concept of paradigm shift was introduced in the classroom by using a tangram…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Engineering Education, Learning Activities, College Students
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Gómez-Martín, M. Esther; Gimenez-Carbo, Ester; Andrés-Doménech, Ignacio; Pellicer, Eugenio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the potential for implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the civil engineering bachelor degree in the School of Civil Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). Design/methodology/approach: All the 2019/2020 course syllabi were analyzed to diagnose at which extent…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Engineering Education, Bachelors Degrees, Sustainable Development
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Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Siqueira, Renê Grottoli; Martins, Vitor W. B.; Anholon, Rosley; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; Leal Filho, Walter; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to analyse the essential characteristics for the success of social projects developed with undergraduate students of higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted to verify the main characteristics of projects in a social entrepreneurship initiative. These features were used…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Programs, Community Needs, School Community Relationship
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Burden, Håkan; Sprei, Frances – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to address the challenges of teaching sustainable development to computer engineering students. Part of the problem is that they perceive the topic as irrelevant for their future profession. Design/methodology/approach: To address this challenge, we introduced a project element into a course on sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science Education
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Aginako, Zaloa; Peña-Lang, María Begoña; Bedialauneta, Miren Terese; Guraya, Teresa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: There are multiple questionnaires in the literature that try to gather university students' perception about sustainable development (SD), but they are mainly focused on determining the students' knowledge and attitude about sustainability. As the existing questionnaires did not fit the type of analysis that is intended to carry out, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Content Validity, Test Reliability
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Desha, Cheryl; Caldera, Savindi; Hutchinson, Deanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to explore the role of planned, sudden shifts in lived experiences, in influencing learner capabilities towards improved problem-solving for sustainable development outcomes. The authors responded to employers of engineering and built environment graduates observing limited "real-life" problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Sustainable Development, Problem Solving, Engineering
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Tominaga, Leonardo Keiti de Godoy; Martins, Vitor William Batista; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Anholon, Rosley; Silva, Dirceu; Pinto, Jefferson Souza; Leal Filho, Walter; Lima Junior, Francisco Rodrigues – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to critically analyze the engineering education focused on sustainability in supply chain management, in courses offered by Brazilian higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: Topics related to sustainable supply chain management were listed from the literature and used as a framework to gather…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Sustainability, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ngo, Truc Thanh; Chase, Bradley – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Environmental sustainability and social contexts are becoming increasingly important concepts. The infusion of sustainability and humanitarian engineering (HE) into the academic core curriculum is often challenging. This study aims to provide an understanding of students' perceptions and attitudes toward the incorporation of active…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Projects, Active Learning, Sustainability
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Arefin, Md. Arman; Nabi, Md. Nurun; Sadeque, Saalem; Gudimetla, Prasad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Literature limited in scope regarding the incorporation of sustainability into engineering curriculum encouraged authors to look at the current approaches of universities to the integration of sustainability into university curricula. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the literature published and analyse the university secondary…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Balakrishnan, Balamuralithara; Tochinai, Fumihiko; Kanemitsu, Hidekazu; Al-Talbe, Ali – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to examine the impacts of education for sustainable development subject(s) offered at University A, Japan and University B, Malaysia on the attitude and perception toward environment, social and economic issues of sustainability among the engineering undergraduates of the institutions from different countries.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Engineering Education
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Qu, Zejing; Huang, Wen; Zhou, Zhengjun – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of applying sustainability to the engineering curriculum at a university in China. Design/methodology/approach: A new curriculum, "ethics, involvement and sustainability," was designed and presented to engineering students from an undergraduate major in quality…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Engineering Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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