Innovating engineering study programs for a sustainable society

Hans Schjær-Jacobsen, Birte Møller Andersen, Jesper Molin, Per Lundsfryd Jensen

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    The Danish government as well as regional and municipal authority has issued ambitious goals and plans for building a sustainable future by developing and implementing alternative practices and technological solutions to societal needs. As an educational institution Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK) supports this process by innovation of the engineering study programs offered by the institution to deliver on the necessary sustainable competences acquired by our engineering students. The paper describes the sustainability strategy developed to transform IHK into a sustainable institution in order to comply with society’s ambitions. Further, the new learning elements introduced in the curriculum of study programs are described and examples of theoretical and practical implementations of specific technical solutions developed by the students are presented. Focus is on such areas as wind, bio mass and earth energy, monitoring and reducing energy consumption in buildings and transport, and application of cradle-to-cradle concepts in product development and manufacturing including circular logistics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Education
    Number of pages8
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event17th International Conference on Engineering Education - Belfast, Ireland
    Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 17


    Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Education
    SeriesProceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education


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