DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY IN AN ENGINEERING COURSE
Editor: Grierson, Hilary; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon
Author: Grimal, Lou; Gillot, Claudine; Reyes, Tatiana; Troussier, Nadège; Marty, Pauline; Brullot, Sabrina
Institution: InSyTE, CREIDD, Université de Technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, 10004 Troyes, France
Section: Educating Designers and Engineers for a Sustainable Future in Design and Engineering Education
DOI number: 10.35199/EPDE.2021.80
Education on sustainability is one of the main stakes of our century. As engineers design technologies and participate actively to industrial activities, their education to design for sustainability is paramount. In the literature, engineering skills for sustainability are well identified. Also, pedagogical experiments on the integration of these competences in engineering curricula are reported. This article describes a pedagogical situation which corresponds to the modeling of interactions between a technical system, human organizations and the biosphere. The article analyzes whether this type of representation can allow students to acquire certain engineering skills for sustainability.