Sustainability in Production Engineering - Holistic Thinking in Education -

C Herrmann, G Bogdanski, M Winter, T Heinemann, S Thiede, A Zein

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Considering the environmental as well as the social impact of manufacturing systems besides economic criteria has become a major topic in research and industrial application in the last years. Production processes demand diverse materials and energy for value creation. Considering the increasing economic and environmental relevance of energy and resource consumption, strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their usage in manufacturing environments need to be fostered in alignment with the premises of a sustainable development. However, focusing only on research and industrial application is a rather shortterm thinking process. While striving towards more sustainability in manufacturing, the integration of this issue into the education of engineering students is a key element on a long-term perspective. Against this background, the paper presents an educational structure and concept of the new TU Braunschweig course Sustainability in Production Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Sustainable Manufacturing
EditorsGünther Seliger, Marwan M.K. Khraisheh, I.S. Jawahir
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-20183-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-20182-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2010 - Abu Dhabi University Khalifa City Campus , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 22 Nov 201024 Nov 2010
Conference number: 8


Conference8th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2010
Abbreviated titleGCSM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


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