What do final year engineering students know about sustainable development?

Nicolaou, I. and Conlon, E. (2012) What do final year engineering students know about sustainable development? European Journal of Engineering Education, 37 (3). pp. 267-277. ISSN 03043797

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This paper presents data from a project that aims to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of engineering students about sustainable development (SD). The data derive from a survey completed by final year engineering students in three Irish Higher Education Institutions. This paper is part of a larger study that examines the relationship between students’ and teachers’ understanding of SD. The results from the survey show that final year engineering students’ knowledge is deficient. The majority of the participants fail to acknowledge the complexity of the concept and focus on environmental protection. Their knowledge of legislation relevant to SD and the social aspect of sustainability is particularly deficient. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of European Journal of Engineering Education is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Nicolaou, I. 1; Email Address: iacovos.nicolaou@mydit.ie Conlon, E. 2; Affiliation: 1: School of Civil and Building Services Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, Republic of Ireland 2: Department of Engineering Science and General Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Source Info: Jun2012, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p267; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: ECONOMIC development; Subject Term: HIGHER education; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: sustainable development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 11p; Illustrations: 4 Charts, 3 Graphs; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; ENGINEERING students; SUSTAINABLE development; ECONOMIC development; HIGHER education; IRELAND; engineering education
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 21:33
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 21:42
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3298

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