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

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


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.


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

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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