ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Tutorials : 12h00
Total duration : : 12
Status :
Period :
Semester 2
Education language :
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
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
• 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 subjetcs.
Sustainable Development 1
First years class is based on current press texts, specific literature will be consulted from the second year on.
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
3Oral report1