ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Tutorials : 18h00
Total duration : : 18
Status :
Period :
Semester 1
Education language :
English
General objectives
1 - Define and discuss the idea and practice of sustainability
2 - Explain and evaluate current challenges to sustainability, including modern world, environmental, and economic structures and crises
3 - Evaluate individual, local and global dimensions of social, environmental and economic responsibility
Content
Conceptual frameworks
• What is a sustainable and responsible society?
• The approaches and methods of sustainable development and CSR
• Ethical issues, social solidarity
• Understanding of a value chain

Specific topics
• nature capital and ecological footprint, triple bottom line
• life cycle of products, waste management, recycling
• circular economy , cradle to cradle
• specific approach on energy, production and consumption, water, air, land, cities
• climate problematic and carbon projects
• tools and road maps for sustainable development

Industry, company, business
• environmental actions: waste, pollution, resource and energy management
• CSR
• economic activities: consumption and production, purchasing and logistics, real estate
• Education and sensitization for SD
• Green washing

In addition to the theoretical lesson all students are working on a group-project, which aims to solve an existing problem linked to the discussed subjects.
Pre-requisites
None
Bibliography
First years class is based on current press texts, specific literature will be consulted from the second year on.
Assessment(s)
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Project1
2Oral report1
3Written exam2