|Submission Date||Sept. 2, 2022|
AC-2: Learning Outcomes
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Sustainable Development Office
Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:
Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
The predominant student body is undergraduate students, more precisely undergraduate engineering studants since Polytechnique Montréal is an Engineering School. Polytechnique Montreal specifies sustainability learning outcomes for all its undergraduate students.
Undergraduate engineering programs at Polytechnique Montreal, like all other Canadian engineering schools and faculties, must receive an accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB, https://www.engineerscanada.ca/accreditation/about-accreditation). This accreditation requires, among other criteria, that accredited institutions demonstrate that their graduates possess 12 attributes.
One of these attributes (attribute 3.1.9) specifies a sustainability learning outcome for all engineering programs. This attribute is stated as follows:
"3.1.9 Impact of engineering on society and the environment: An ability to analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such ability includes an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society, the uncertainties in the prediction of such interactions; and the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship." (ref: https://engineerscanada.ca/sites/default/files/accreditation/Accreditation-Criteria-Procedures-2019.pdf) Two other attributes are linked to sustainability abilities: Article 3.1.4 – Design defined as “An ability to design solutions for complex, open-ended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards, and economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations” and Article 3.1.10 Ethics and Equity defined as “An ability to apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity.”
Polytechnique Montreal subscribes to these sustainability learning outcomes and ensures that all its undergraduate students master all attributes. Since 2013-14, an institutional analysis grid is used at Polytechnique to evaluate the acquisition of the 12 CEAB attributes by students. Each program then has the responsibility to determine where each attribute is to be acquired in the curriculum and in which courses or projects they are to be formally assessed at the end of the program.
Total number of graduates from degree programs:
Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
A brief description of how the figure above was determined:
All undergraduate students in the Engineering Program at Polytechnique graduate from programs that have formally adopted sustainability learning outcomes as stated previously in part 1. Furthermore, the specific sustainability learning outcomes have been specified for each Engineering programs. The number of graduates per program have been calculated.
A manual search performed by the Sustainability Office was done for the certificates program identifying which programs include sustainability-focused learning outcomes. The specific sustainability learning outcomes have been specified for each certificate programs identified. The number of graduates per program have been calculated.
As for the graduate programs, a list is done each year of sustainability-focused graduate programs by the Sustainability Office. From this list, the specific sustainability learning outcomes have been specified for each graduate programs. The number of graduates per program have been calculated.
The sum of the number of graduates from identified engineering, certificate and graduate programs is done to obtain the total number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability.
A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
The list of the degree programs, and associated sustainability-focused learning outcomes, is available in the attached Excel file.
Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data for the total number of graduates from degree programs and the Engineering Programs are from the Institutional Data website : https://www.polymtl.ca/sg/docs_officiels/21sp_diplome.html
Data specific to graduate programs in sustainable development are from the institutional data analyst.
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