Sustainability Challenges in Civil Engineering Education

Osofero, Israel, Udeaja, Chika, Corradi, Marco and Vo, Thuc (2014) Sustainability Challenges in Civil Engineering Education. In: 15th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 23 - 25 June 2012, Orlando, Florida.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.254

Abstract

This paper focuses on how the design and delivery of the Civil Engineering (CE) program at two universities in Europe aims to develop graduates who are not only aware of the requirement for sustainability, but also satifies the aspirations of industrial, professional bodies and academic stakeholders. To achieve this, a review is undertaken to determine the main areas of interest in Sustainable Development (SD), particular attention being paid to the role of CE. Primary data is collected using two case studies, one on the CE program at a University in the North East (NE) of England and another in the central part of Italy The findings indicate that although efforts are already been made to integrate sustainability into the CE curriculum, there is a need for urgent interventions not only to ensure enhancement of students’ knowledge on the theme, but also to convert this knowledge into responsible actions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Israel Osofero
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 08:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16534

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