A Final Touch for the Environmental Engineering Students at the Onset of their Profession: Senior-Year Graduation Design Project - Case Study for 2014-2015

Dulekgurgen E., Ozgun O. K., Yuksek G., Pasaoglu M. E., Unalan C., Bicer O. B., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY, vol.6, no.2, pp.23-29, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3991/ijep.v6i2.5375
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-29
  • Keywords: environmental engineering education, graduation design project, life cycle assessment, problem-based learning, resilience, risk assessment, sustainability, WASTE-WATER TREATMENT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study reports the results of problem/design-based education offered by the Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) through an example of the senior-year Graduation Design Project (GDP), and the outcomes of introducing new environmental management considerations to environmental system design, and impacts of those on the senior-year Environmental Engineering undergraduate 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 GDP, as well as the new and improved approaches about handling the problem/design-based education, significantly broadened the perspective of the senior-year students at the onset of their profession.