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Integrating sustainability in a student-centered learning environment for engineering education

Arsat, Mahyuddin and Amin @ Mohd. Amin, Nor Fadila and Abdul Latif, Adibah and Arsat, Rashidah @ Siti Saedah (2017) Integrating sustainability in a student-centered learning environment for engineering education. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (1). pp. 651-655. ISSN 1936-6612

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1166/asl.2017.7286


The integration of Sustainability in engineering education is increasingly implemented in engineering programs worldwide. Initially, the integration is implemented to meet the accreditation requirements for local and international accreditation bodies. In this study however, it was rather impractical to introduce a stand-alone Sustainability course considering the university-wide approach of traditional teaching and the complexity of the engineering program. This study therefore applies student-centered learning as a medium to integrate Sustainability in the engineering curriculum. Six engineering courses were examined and empirical evidence from faculty interviews and program documents were presented. The findings were analyzed in a systems approach and presented in three factors: input, throughput and output factors. The final part of the paper concludes by presenting the reflections of the study. There are three key findings of this study: (i) the integration of Sustainability is not fully implemented in all engineering courses, (ii) student-centered learning environment offers a learning medium to integrate Sustainability without compensating the technical and engineering contents, and (iii) when implemented, the integration of Sustainability is mainly focus on one pillar i.e., environment pillar (a singular approach).

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:RADIS System Ref No:PB/2017/11377
Uncontrolled Keywords:curriculum development, research in engineering education
Subjects:L Education
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Advanced Informatics School
ID Code:66135
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:11 Jul 2017 07:50
Last Modified:11 Jul 2017 07:50

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