The role of environmental design competitions in engineering education

Mohamed Al-Marzouqi, Muftah H. El-Naas

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Engineering design is an essential and integral part of engineering education. It must always be carried out within certain constraints that may include technical, economic, environmental and societal concerns. Environmental design competitions represent an e?ective tool in enhancing the role of design in dealing with real engineering challenges. This paper presents a case study of the Environmental Design Competition (EDC) at the UAE University. The organizational procedure, the structure as well as the students' perspectives are presented. The education outcomes of the competition are also presented and compared with ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-965
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • ABET
  • Capstone courses
  • Design competitions
  • Engineering education
  • Environmental design
  • Group work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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