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Title: Incorporation of sustainability concepts into a civil engineering curriculum
Authors: Chau, Kwok-wing
Subjects: Engineering education
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2007
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Citation: Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice, Jul. 2007, v. 133, no. 3, p. 188-191.
Abstract: The need arises to equip engineering students with a wider horizon of concepts in terms of environmental, economic, and social attributes, for decision making of sensitive to sustainability issues. Pedagogic frameworks have to address a multidisciplinary analysis of sustainability. This paper addresses the rationale behind the recent integration of sustainability concepts into an undergraduate civil engineering curriculum in Hong Kong. Incentives and barriers for implementation of the curriculum are addressed. A team-based design project with a problem-based learning approach is highlighted. The initial results of stakeholder evaluations suggested that multidisciplinary skills developed during the learning process might contribute significantly to pertinent knowledge on sustainability.
Description: 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2007)133:3(188)
Rights: Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice © 2007 ASCE. The published version in ASCE's Engineering Database is located at: http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?0704852.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/1207
ISSN: 1052-3928
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