WIT Press


A Concept Of Education In Sustainable Electronic Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM060441

Volume

92

Pages

10

Published

2006

Size

423 kb

Author(s)

V. B. Litovski, J. Milojković & S. Jovanović

Abstract

A postgraduate curriculum on sustainable electronic design is briefly described. That is, to our knowledge, the only postgraduate curriculum on sustainable electronic design in South-East Europe. The motivation of this new educational effort comes from the fact that longer tradition in electronic production exists in the local region and, in the same time, long tradition in higher education in electronics exists. There is no general awareness on the interrelation of electronic-product’s life cycle (e.g. electronic production and electronic waste management) and the environment in the local communities. The main goal of this curriculum is to establish this awareness, to emphasize the role of the electronic designer in the life cycle of an electronic product, and to introduce sustainability-aware design methods. Of course, special attention is paid to end of life and especially to collection and management of electronic waist. After the overview of the curriculum, contents of the subjects will be listed. Every content will be accompanied by some comments trying to stress some specifics of the subject, some specific goals to be achieved, or some characteristic data or method to be stressed. These are tailored for graduate electronic engineers that are expected to enter the field of sustainable design and management of the end of life of electronic products. Part of our published research and results that are available for this curriculum will be described too. It is related mostly to information infrastructure necessary for implementation of sustainability concepts. Keywords: sustainable electronic design, curriculum, postgraduate studies, ecological education of electronic engineers.

Keywords

sustainable electronic design, curriculum, postgraduate studies, ecological education of electronic engineers.