Sustainability in construction education

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It is widely recognized that sustainability should be incorporated into engineering education. To prepare students with sustainability knowledge and techniques, engineering educators need to develop appropriate class contents and effective teaching techniques. Based on experience from developing and teaching a sustainability course within the construction management program in the civil engineering department, this paper discusses the process of identifying sustainability knowledge areas, course planning, and lessons learned from the class. The paper also includes main class topics as well as students' feedbacks, both of which may serve as a starting point for continuous improvement of sustainability education in construction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Construction management
  • Engineering education
  • Professional practice
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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