Engineering Education For Achieving Sustainable Development Goals By 2030 : Revealing The Paths For Challenging Climate Change And Covid 19

Shahidul, Islam (2020) Engineering Education For Achieving Sustainable Development Goals By 2030 : Revealing The Paths For Challenging Climate Change And Covid 19. Science International (Lahore), 32 (4). pp. 403-410. ISSN 1013-5316

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Abstract

This is a review article on problems and solutions relating to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Engineering education. The review policy for this study was to use documents published by the United Nations (UN), research and working papers published in refereed journals and reports on ESD for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). About 75% papers of this review were published between 2010-2017; 20% between 2017-2020 and rest 5% at the end of the last century. This review focused on ESD for engineering education climate change, environment, pollution and COLID 19 issues in relation to SDG-3 (Good health and well-being), SDG-4 (Quality education), SDG-6 (Clean water and sanitation) SDG-7 (Affordable and clean energy), SDG-9 (Industry, innovation, and infrastructure), SDG-11 (Sustainable cities and communities), SDG-12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production pattern), SDG-13 (Climate action) and SDG17(Partnerships for the goals).The research revealed that major engineering schools of all discipline are using ESD as an add-in strategy in curriculum due to various constraints. The main barriers to implementing ESD for engineering are: the lack of policy of the countries, shortage of experienced academic staff, trade-offs policy between current curriculum and ESD; lack of partnership among university, society and industry. The findings would have some implications for global institutions involved in policy issues related to SDGs and ESD. The findings would be also useful for the countries and universities that meet annually to review progress on developing curriculum for engineering education towards Agenda 2030.However, this is a fundament work which bring the insight of trade-offs between current curriculum for ESD in engineering education in that aspect, the work is novel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering education, Sustainable development, Quality education, Clean water, Renewable energy, Climate change, COVID19, Engineering, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 02:00
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 02:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30981

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