Incorporation of Sustainability Concepts into a Civil Engineering Curriculum

TitleIncorporation of Sustainability Concepts into a Civil Engineering Curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsChau, KW
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Volume133
Issue3
Pagination188-191
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number10523928
Accession Number25448621
KeywordsCivil , Curricula , ENGINEERING , Evaluation , sustainable , Teamwork
AbstractThis 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.
NotesChau, K. W. 1; Email Address: cekwchau@polyu.edu.hk; Affiliation: 1: Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Source Info: Jul2007, Vol. 133 Issue 3, p188; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering literature; Subject Term: CURRICULA; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Evaluation; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Teamwork; Number of Pages: 4p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1061/(asce)1052-3928(2007)133:3(188)
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