The study of CAPE® Green Engineering will enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to sustain the natural environment. This course of study will enable students to apply Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) principles to improve their environment at the local, regional and global levels.
The study of Green Engineering will enhance quality of life for present and future generations, while providing wealth creation through new and innovative job opportunities and other economic possibilities including entrepreneurship. By pursuing this course, students will develop twenty-first century engineering skills and ethics required for sustainable development. The syllabus is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies that are required for further studies, as well as for the world of work.
This syllabus aims to:
- enhance students’ awareness of the broad environmental, social and economic impact of engineering;
- create an understanding of how to incorporate the principles of sustainability into engineering practices;
- promote an understanding of the principles of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology;
- develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems related to engineering;
- promote awareness of the global challenges related to environment and the impact of our decisions on present and future generations;
- apply the principles of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology to manage and solve environmental problems related to engineering in the Caribbean context;
- apply Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) principles to improve the environment at the local, regional and global levels;
- design solutions to address environmental problems related to engineering;
- develop the capacity for critical thinking, creativity and innovation, problem solving, contextual learning, collaboration, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial skills and technological competence through authentic learning experiences; and,
- integrate information, communication and technological (ICT) tools and skills.
The syllabus is organised in two (2) Units. A Unit comprises three (3) modules each requiring fifty (50) hours. The total time for each Unit, is therefore, expected to be one hundred and fifty (150) hours.
Each Unit can independently offer students a comprehensive programme of study with appropriate balance between depth and coverage to provide a basis for further study in this field.
UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO GREEN ENGINEERING
Module 1 – Concepts and Issues
Module 2 – Theoretical Framework of Green Engineering
Module 3 – Green Engineering in Practice
UNIT 2: APPLICATION OF GREEN ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
Module 1 – Utilisation of Sustainable Materials and Energy
Module 2 – Sustainable Designs
Module 3 – Green Engineering Solutions