Sustainable engineering: A sequence of courses at Carnegie Mellon

Cliff I. Davidson, Chris T. Hendrickson, H. Scott Matthews

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A new sequence of courses at Carnegie Mellon University exposes students to concepts in the emerging discipline of Sustainable Engineering and prepares them to play leadership roles in the years ahead. This sequence includes four half-semester courses: (1) Introduction to Sustainable Engineering; (2) Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering Design; (3) Life Cycle Assessment, and (4) Case Studies in Sustainable Engineering. Students successfully completing this sequence have an appreciation for the myriad ways in which engineering decisions can affect the environment and for the responsibilities of engineers in helping society cope with future challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • College courses
  • Education
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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