ANALYSIS OF ECODESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Kattwinkel, Daniela; Song, Young-Woo; Bender, Beate
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0305
To respond to environmental sustainability challenges, many industries request that future engineers need to be sensitized and educated in the context of sustainability. This paper analyses if today’s courses and degree programs meet these expectations by examining the curricula of 120 German and 50 international higher education institutions in the field of engineering. At first, it was investigated, if these institutions offer courses and degree programs covering Ecodesign and Sustainable Design, then it was analysed which specific topics and life cycle phases those courses address.