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

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.

Keywords


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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