Implementation of industry sustainability metrics across multiple undergraduate design projects

Jollands, M, Latham, M and Parthasarathy, R 2012, 'Implementation of industry sustainability metrics across multiple undergraduate design projects', in Llewellyn Mann & Scott Daniel (ed.) Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 5 Dec 2012, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Implementation of industry sustainability metrics across multiple undergraduate design projects
Author(s) Jollands, M
Latham, M
Parthasarathy, R
Year 2012
Conference name Developing Engineers for Social Justice: Community Involvement,
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 3 - 5 Dec 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Editor(s) Llewellyn Mann & Scott Daniel
Publisher Engineering & Science Research (ESER) Group
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract This paper reports on student learning outcomes from an innovative approach to teaching sustainability. Employers continue to find gaps in attributes of their engineering graduates concerning sustainability. Teaching sustainability is problematic, with highly variable outcomes, but there is a consensus that problem based learning is a suitable pedagogical approach. A sophisticated industry decision-making tool was introduced to assist students to make better design decisions in a more systematic and rigorous way incorporating sustainability metrics. The tool has been introduced in problem based learning design courses spanning three years of a chemical engineering undergraduate degree program.
Subjects Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Education
innovation
sustainability
Copyright notice © 2012 Engineering and Science Research (ESER) Group
ISBN 9780987177230.
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