|Course Title||Industrial Sustainable Development|
|Institution||Izevsk State Technical University|
Aims of the course are to present to students the historical roots and the modern state of the concept of sustainable development and to introduce in professional scope to future specialists in engineering protection the environment principles and criteria of industrial sustainable development.
Objectives of the course are to achieve skills to analyze criteria and indicators suggested for the industry from the position of the concept of sustainable development; discuss modern strategies towards industrial sustainability; explain the role of the environmental protection engineers in organizing sustainable production; analyze the concept of sustainable development of Udmurt Republic and to propose regional approaches to sustainable industry.
The course is suggested for students of the fourth year (specialty Engineering protection of the environment at the Humanitarian Department of the Izhevsk State Technical University). The curriculum for the specialty includes a module on mathematics and natural sciences, a module on engineering sciences and technological processes, a module on the environmental management and a module on safety of labor. It is assumed that on the basis of these modules students understand the mechanisms of the functioning of natural systems, know characteristic features of industrial processes and their impacts on the environment. The concept of sustainable development was not presented in previous courses. The suggested course is aimed at moving students one step forward in their understanding of interactions between nature and industry within an integral system and showing them strategic directions to the optimization of industrial development not on the base of economic, but on the base of a set of economic, social and environmental or integral criteria.
Lectures are necessary to present ideas which are not spread in technical literature;
Discussions give a possibility to consider different points of view on certain problems and to understand the context of each point; through discussions students gain an understanding of how difficult it is to achieve consensus within environmental problems which focus interests of different sectors of society;
Analytical writing is aimed at finding limitations in environmental approaches in industry considered in previous courses; students have to discover what they did not see in their previous essays.
Case studies is introduced as method of teaching in order to teach students to analyze approaches to sustainability on a regional level.
Students are given a list of different types of industrial production. They have to choose one type of production, to develop a scheme of environmental management of the production process and delivering services and provide this scheme with a set of indicators which should be measured or determined in order to qualify this production as sustainable. Student must take part in a conversation with the lecturer on the topic of their paper. "Pass" or "Not pass" mark will be given as the result of this conversation in relation to the general understanding of principles of sustainable development by the student.