Student Learning in a Multidisciplinary Sustainable Engineering Course

TitleStudent Learning in a Multidisciplinary Sustainable Engineering Course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBhandari, A, Ong, SKee, Steward, BL
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2011
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsCourse , Curricula , education , ENVIRONMENTAL , INTERDISCIPLINARY , multidisciplinary , Project , Study , SUSTAINABILITY , sustainable
AbstractAn existing multidisciplinary course on sustainable engineering in developing societies was expanded to include sustainability issues and challenges faced in the developed world. The new course consisted of independent modules on general background, sustainability concepts and tools, sustainable water and waste systems, sustainable energy systems, sustainable agricultural and food systems, and sustainable building systems. The course included a semester-long project experience conducted in interdisciplinary teams. An improved student understanding of aspects of sustainability and its measures was also evident in student project reports. 
NotesBhandari, Alok 1; Email Address: Ong, Say Kee 2 Steward, Brian L. 3; Affiliation: 1: Professor and Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506-5000 (corresponding author) 2: Professor, Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State Univ. 3: Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State Univ.; Source Info: Apr2011, Vol. 137 Issue 2, p86; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE engineering; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL engineering; Subject Term: INTERDISCIPLINARY approach in education; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Author-Supplied Keyword: Course; Author-Supplied Keyword: Education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Multidisciplinary; Author-Supplied Keyword: Project; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainability; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 8p; Illustrations: 3 Charts, 3 Graphs; Document Type: Article