ENV-491 / 10 crédits

Enseignant: Profs divers *

Langue: Anglais


The student, or a group of students, realize a project putting into practice the skills and knowledge acquired in the minor Engineering for Sustainability.



Project, Applied research, Sustainability, Engineering, Interdisciplinarity

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Develop a working methodology and plan
  • Analyze a complex problem
  • Apply sustainability concepts in engineering
  • Assess / Evaluate social, economic and environmental aspects in the project development
  • Apply multidisciplinary engineering skills

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

The teaching approach can vary from one project to another and will depend on the integration of the student (or group of students) within a research group or initiative.

The supervisor(s) will follow the work of the student at each step and will ensure the work progress from the project proposal to the final deliverable(s). The supervisor will communicate the grading policy to the student and the main milestones of the project (e.g. mid-term review and final report).

Expected student activities

The student, or group of students, is responsible for:

  • Writing a project proposal
  • Project planning and contact with partners
  • According to the type of project: literature review, collecting data, developing an experience, prototyping,  
  • Linking sustainability at each step of the project
  • Writing a report and preparing any other deliverable

Assessment methods

Criterion will be defined by the supervisor.

The deliverables can have different formats (e.g. written report, oral presentation, video, reflective note, academic paper, prototype, conceptual design, model, etc.) as discussed with the supervisor.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Interdisciplinary project in sustainability
  • Projet: 10 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Interdisciplinary project in sustainability
  • Projet: 10 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence


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