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Eco-design and Eco-efficiency Competencies Development in Engineering and Design Students

Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 126;
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 3 June 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 7 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Engineering Education and Technological / Professional Learning)
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The development of vital competencies and a mindset to rethink products, production, and business models in engineering and design students is presently of great importance. These future professionals will play a key role in the development of sustainable products. Within Eco-design and Eco-efficiency curricular unit, an assignment was developed that consisted of the development of an eco-design and eco-efficiency study of a given product, provided by a real industrial company. In this paper, the challenge description and application are reported, as well as the key conclusions. View Full-Text
Keywords: circular Economy; eco-design; eco-efficiency; engineering education circular Economy; eco-design; eco-efficiency; engineering education

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