INTRODUCING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE STUDIES OF ENGINEERING: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Both in the business world and in the educational system, sustainability has been incorporated in recent years, although in the USA, in the fields of Engineering and Technology, this was done at the end of the 20th century. However, in many cases, there is still a lack of habit and culture to elaborate, work on and introduce sustainability in daily tasks or projects in engineering degrees.
There are many different interpretations, views and nuances about what sustainability is, and how it can be included in academic studies. In our case, a project has been developed in which different fields of the Telecommunications Engineering degree have been included in order to encourage student participation, so that sustainability is included at the same time as the degree course.
In addition, a study was carried out among first-year students regarding their opinion on various aspects of sustainability and its possible application within the degree subjects. The results of this study are also presented in this paper.
Keywords: Sustainability, Higher Education, competences, Engineering.