Sustainability and Engineering Philosophy: The Paradigm

By Abdallah M. Hasna.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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As part of a process towards developing a yard stick for sustainability management of engineering technologies (SMET). The division between sustainability and philosophy of engineering, in theory and in practice, is absolutely artificial. In essence there are complementary characteristics with a common objective that it is to contribute to the development and the progress of the human being. However in regards to engineering philosophy, where philosophy is in its true and disciplined sense, is as important to the engineering profession as an engineering mission statement is to an engineering firm. Like a company’s mission statement, philosophy of engineering provides a direction for development and a professional identity. This paper examines the definitions, relationships and essential connections between sustainability and engineering philosophy.

Keywords: Sustainability, Philosophy, Engineering Design, Implicit Sustainability, Curriculum

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.107-114. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 605.070KB).

Abdallah M. Hasna

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

I am interested in the political dimensions of global climate change. My doctoral research concerns the sources of influence in shaping national responses to climate change. Dr Abdallah Hasna is Senior Lecturer Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, PO Box 1319 Gladstone QLD 4680.

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