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. , ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY, cilt.6, ss.23-29, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3991/ijep.v6i2.5375
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.23-29


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.