A Final Touch for the Environmental Engineering Students at the Onset of their Profession: Senior-Year Graduation Design Project - Case Study for 2014-2015 Feasibility Study for and Design of a Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant for Duzce Province- Marmara Region, Turkey - ARITIYOR ENvirCo.

Dülekgürgen E., Karahan Özgün Ö., Yüksek G., Paşaoğlu M. E., Unalan C., Bicer O. B., ...More

Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, Firenze, Italy, 20 - 24 September 2015, pp.964-969 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Firenze
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.964-969
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study reports the results of designed-based education offered by the Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) through an example of a Graduation Design Project, as well as the outcomes of introducing new environmental management considerations to environmental system design, and impacts of those on the senior-year Environmental Engineering undergrad students. Overall outcomes of the study and the student entries gathered on risk assessment, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle-assessment, and resilience issues demonstrated that inclusion of those environmental management considerations to the senior-year Graduation Design Project, as well as the new and innovative approaches about handling the design-based education, significantly broadened the perspective of our senior-year students at the onset of their profession.