Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emily Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 10.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Georgia Tech has a goal that every student will take at least one course in sustainability. Varied and numerous in nature, the educational aspects of Georgia Tech's commitment to environmental sustainability reflect our promise to produce the technological leaders of the future.

Sustainability is embedded in both core curriculum and in upper curriculum to ensure that by the time a student graduates, he will have had at least one course in sustainability.

We have more than 260 courses with an emphasis in sustainability spanning every college at Georgia Tech. Sustainability is a focus of over 23 degrees available from Georgia Tech.

In 2010, 5028 undergraduate and graduate degrees were conferred by Georgia Tech. http://www.irp.gatech.edu/sites/www.irp.gatech.edu/files/2010_MiniFB.pdf

Examples of some of the Georgia Tech degrees focusing on sustainability:
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Public Policy
Master of Science in International Affairs
Master of Science in Urban Design
Master of City and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Science in Building Construction
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Environmental Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Public Policy
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in City and Regional Planning

The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most prominent programs of its kind in both graduate and undergraduate education. The School was originally established in 1898, and it has become the second largest civil and environmental engineering program in the country, offering a broad range of academic opportunities and strategic research initiatives within the field.
CEE has sixty tenure-track faculty members who are leading experts in their respective discipline. Our faculty is grouped by areas of affinity, based on their expertise. CEE's affinity groups include: Construction Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources; Geosystems Engineering; Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; and Transportation

ENROLLMENT (as of Fall 2010): 813 UNDERGRADUATE students and 340 GRADUATE students, 60 full-time FACULTY members


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