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Engineering for Sustainability

Summer School of Environmental Engineering, 5 ECTS
Engineering

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Website https://www.sdu.dk/en/uddannelse/sdu_summer_school/engineering_and_science_summer_school/environmental_engineering

Description

Come and join the summer course “Engineering for Sustainability” at SDU!

Creating sustainable solutions for our future.
We believe that engineers can contribute to creating sustainable solutions for our future.
This requires understanding of the interactions between technologies and systems with the world on a global scale. It requires a holistic approach, getting an insight in the consequences of your decisions; How can you create a solution that solves one problem without generating another problem somewhere else? 

What you will learn at “Engineering for Sustainability”
The course provides you with skills for understanding the challenges of sustainable development. You will get an introduction to Environmental System Analysis theory, methods and tools. You will learn when and how to apply such methods to the engineering tasks of assessing and designing sustainable solutions.
We apply a systems approach throughout the course, and you will get insight in some of the societal frameworks and concepts to sustainability such as Industrial Ecology, Industrial Symbiosis, Circular Economy and Bio-Economy as well as the concept of Cleaner Technology/Best Available Technology and its role in EU environmental regulation.
You will get an introduction to some of the core tools, e.g. Material Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment.

The research team behind the course
The course is run by researchers from SDU Life Cycle Engineering. The aim of our research is to optimize engineering solutions with concerns for their resource consumption, energy efficiency and impacts on climate and environment.
 We strive to develop the knowledge and methods for achieving this insight from an overall holistic perspective. We are engaged in exciting projects in various areas, and we will include relevant examples from our ongoing projects in the course to give you an impression of “what’s going on right now” in these fields.

Required skills

You must have completed at least two years of studies in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or economics and have an interest in sustainability.

Teaching and Instruction method 

The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centered approach to learning, and teaching is mainly problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams. The work, analysis of the problems and reporting will be performed in teams of 3-4 persons.

Admission/Tuition

Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees. Tuition vary according to course and your nationality. Read more on official website. https://www.sdu.dk/summerschool

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.fivu.dk/.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 05

Odense

Description

At Campus Odense 800 researchers and nearly 12 000 students every day work on discovering new knowledge, realisation, and education. Campus Odense is also home to The University Library of Southern Denmark which supports research and education through books and access to databases.

A web of cycle lanes connects Campus Odense with the inner city. A city filled with leisure offers for both students, researchers, and teachers.