Integrating Sustainability into Civil Engineering Education: Curriculum Development & Implementation

Sinnott, Derek and Thomas, Ken (2012) Integrating Sustainability into Civil Engineering Education: Curriculum Development & Implementation. In: 4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, July 2012, The University of Sheffield.

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The role of the civil engineer as a specialist, expert or generalist in society is constantly evolving to meet the changing demands of government and industry to achieve a global sustainable world. Consequently, it is imperative that third level institutions meet the challenge of embedding sustainability into curriculum, providing students with generic competencies required for future employment. This paper describes the development and implementation of a curriculum for a new level 8 degree in Sustainable Civil Engineering in Ireland. The programme maintains the core outcomes essential for a civil engineering degree, reinforced by programme accreditation, while providing engineering graduates of tomorrow with the new technical and non-technical competencies to become active drivers for sustainable global innovation. The paper outlines how a number of complexities, including limited resources, lower enrolment figures and a changing student demographic were addressed to attract prospective students and provide quality assurance

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Construction Industry Research & Knowledge Centre > Other
Divisions: School of Engineering > Department of Construction and Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Derek Sinnott
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 11:27

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