Developing a Sustainability Course for Graduate Engineering Students and Professionals
Author: Lap Tam, Edwin Kwan
Source: International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 23, Number 6, November 2007 , pp. 1133-1140(8)
Abstract:A wide variety of engineering students and professionals are interested in sustainability issues, but do not come from environmental backgrounds. As a result, courses designed for such students must strike a balance between providing useful environmental and sustainability knowledge and yet remain appropriate for those coming from a non-environmental background. This paper outlines such a course that has been taught and refined for the last three years in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor, to a mixed class of civil, mechanical, environmental and industrial engineering graduate students. The paper provides examples and descriptions of what was done in the class and their effectiveness for teaching sustainability, as well as what difficulties were encountered.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-11-01
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