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The following article by Monique Clement was posted in its entirety on the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Full Circle magazine.
The goal of sustainable engineering is to enable long-lasting improvement of the human condition. It transcends traditional engineering education by integrating considerations of complex social, environmental, political and economic factors into engineering theory and practice in order to achieve more economically, technically, environmentally, institutionally and socially efficient and robust solutions.
The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, offers a multidisciplinary professional online Master of Science degree in sustainable engineering. The degree is ideal for professionals and graduate level students with engineering and physical science backgrounds who wish to advance their careers or move toward incorporating sustainable engineering solutions and practices.
Courses in the degree program cover a range of topics, including areas such as earth systems engineering, industrial ecology, design for sustainability, life cycle assessment, environmental technologies, energy systems and conservation, green construction practices, water systems, transportation systems and sustainable technology systems.
While earning their degrees, students have the option to choose a three-credit independent project where faculty mentors guide them to apply their classroom knowledge to solve a particular problem about which they are passionate, and which frequently involves real-world problems and challenges. In sustainable engineering, the possibilities are plentiful.
Visit the Full Circle website to read the full article.