A Final Touch for the Environmental Engineering Students at the Onset of their Profession: Senior-Year Graduation Design Project – Case Study for 2014-2015

Authors

  • Ebru Dulekgurgen Istanbul Technical University
  • Özlem Karahan Özgün Istanbul Technical University
  • Gulten Yuksek Istanbul Technical University
  • M. Emin Pasaoglu Istanbul Technical University
  • Cem Unalan Istanbul Technical University
  • O. Bugrahan Bicer Istanbul Technical University
  • Zuhal Cetinkaya Istanbul Technical University
  • Isa Isik Istanbul Technical University
  • B. Ecem Oner Istanbul Technical University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijep.v6i2.5375

Keywords:

environmental engineering education, graduation design project, life cycle assessment, problem-based learning, resilience, risk assessment, sustainability

Abstract


This study reports the results of problem/design-based education offered by the Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) through an example of the senior-year Graduation Design Project (GDP), and the outcomes of introducing new environmental management considerations to environmental system design, and impacts of those on the senior-year Environmental Engineering undergraduate students. Overall outcomes of the study and the student entries gathered on risk assessment, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle-assessment, and resilience issues demonstrated that inclusion of those environmental management considerations to the senior-year GDP, as well as the new and improved approaches about handling the problem/design-based education, significantly broadened the perspective of the senior-year students at the onset of their profession.

Author Biographies

Ebru Dulekgurgen, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Associate Professor

Özlem Karahan Özgün, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Associate Professor

Gulten Yuksek, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Teaching Assistant

M. Emin Pasaoglu, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Teaching Assistant

Cem Unalan, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Graduate student (MSc)

Zuhal Cetinkaya, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Graduate student (MSc)

Isa Isik, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Graduate student (MSc)

B. Ecem Oner, Istanbul Technical University

Environmental Engineering Department, Graduate student (MSc)

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Published

2016-05-12

How to Cite

Dulekgurgen, E., Karahan Özgün, Özlem, Yuksek, G., Pasaoglu, M. E., Unalan, C., Bicer, O. B., Cetinkaya, Z., Isik, I., & Oner, B. E. (2016). A Final Touch for the Environmental Engineering Students at the Onset of their Profession: Senior-Year Graduation Design Project – Case Study for 2014-2015. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 6(2), pp. 23–29. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijep.v6i2.5375

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