Proposing a sustainability course in industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering program

Ibrahim H. Garbie, Hamdi A. Bashir

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Sustainability and/or Sustainable development (S/SD) is appearing as one of the major incentives for implementing “Industry 4.0”. Nowadays and due to growing rapidly of using the ideologues of S/SD, teaching them in Industrial or Manufacturing or Systems Engineering program are necessary. Literacy of S/SD concepts, analyses and assessment became urgent due to growing evidence from global and domestic markets. It is a need to review engineering programs curriculum to increase students' skills. Industrial, manufacturing and Systems Engineering programs as a specific are keen regarding S/SD not only in teaching individual chapter in some courses but also offering new course of S/SD. In this paper, using ideologues through identifying enablers/drivers and assessment of S/SD indexes in teaching core courses in Industrial Engineering program will be introduced taking into considerations the triple bottom line (TBL) of S/SD (economy, society and environment). A framework to propose this course will be discussed and the proposed through several steps with evaluation with the ABET student's outcomes to achieving program education objectives (PEO).

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 19 2018May 22 2018


Conference2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Engineering education
  • Industrial systems
  • Sustainability/sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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