3.0 Engineering Student Contributions (McMaster University) - Pedagogy


The Integration of Sustainability

An inquiry paper by Matt Wright for McMaster University Engineering & Society 4X03 (2011). The paper examines past successes of curriculum development, and addresses the void in fundamental knowledge that would lead to progressive engineers, able to adapt to the changing engineering landscape.


Fundamental and Systemic Approach to Sustainable Chemical Engineering

A paper by Matt Wright for Chemical Engineering Engineering 4Y04 (2011). Examination of the current Chemical Engineering curriculum at McMaster University reveals several areas that can be adapted to teach sustainability tools and concepts without removing technical and fundamental knowledge. Creation of a conceptual sustainability-­driven course entitled, "CHEM ENG 3S03: Fundamental and Systemic Approach to Sustainable Chemical Engineering" addresses many of these concepts as a stand-­alone technical elective option.