A Win-Win Strategy to Integrate Sustainability Objectives in Product Design – An Educational Approach


  • Abdelfattah Y. Soliman King Abdulaziz University
  • Ali M. Al-Bahi King Abdulaziz University




engineering design, sustainability, life cycle analysis


Most existing educational design approaches focus on discipline-specific modules, while those based on a generic product concept rarely target sustainability goals. With the increasing interest in sustainability and education for sustainable development, it is necessary to rethink the product design approaches to target both customer needs and community requirements for sustainability. The main goal of the integral design approach proposed in the present work is to create a broader picture that integrates the design process, life cycle analysis, and the role of each design and life cycle player. A wider management scheme that sets a clear road map of the contribution of all players is introduced. This scheme is based on a win-win strategy between different players to promote mechanisms to enhance sustainability and min-imize risks and socioeconomic footprints.

Author Biographies

Abdelfattah Y. Soliman, King Abdulaziz University

Abdelfattah Y. Soliman is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has carried out research work in several areas of nuclear engineering and innovative curriculum development. He was awarded the World Nuclear University Fellowship in 2006. He is a member of the ANS, IEEE and ASEE.

Ali M. Al-Bahi, King Abdulaziz University

Ali M. Al-Bahi is professor of aerodynamics and flight mechanics in the Aeronautical Engineering Department of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience. He published more than 60 papers in CFD, applied aerodynamics, flight mechanic, and engineering education. Dr. Al-Bahi is a Registered Professional Engineer, senior member of AIAA, member of ASEE, and member of IEEE




How to Cite

Soliman, A. Y., & Al-Bahi, A. M. (2018). A Win-Win Strategy to Integrate Sustainability Objectives in Product Design – An Educational Approach. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 8(5), pp. 29–43. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijep.v8i5.8461