Integrating Environmental Aspects in Engineering Education

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Göran Broman, Sophie Byggeth, Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Title: Integrating Environmental Aspects in Engineering Education
Journal: International Journal of Engineering Education
Year: 2002
Volume: 18
Issue: 6
Pagination: 717-724
ISSN: 0949-149X
Publisher: Tempus House of Publishers, Ireland
ISI number: 000180261200014
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Institutionen för maskinteknik)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail:,
Language: English
Abstract: The key role of engineers for the transformation of society towards sustainability is a strong motivation for increasing the environmental knowledge within engineering education. Doing this by the concept of integration is presently considered more appropriate than to develop more new education programmes for environmental specialists. This paper describes the integration of environmental aspects into a mechanical engineering education programme. The Natural Step Framework has been used as a basis for this integration. It has been possible to include environmental knowledge without compromising the engineering quality of the programme.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: educational courses, engineering education, environmental factors, mechanical engineering, sustainable development