4818 Environmental Sustainability

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2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum
Counts as: 
A directed elective or elective for all diplomas
Course Description: 

Environmental Sustainability is a specialization course that builds upon prior knowledge learned in previous engineering and science courses. Students investigate and design solutions in response to current challenges such as providing the world with clean and abundant drinking water, an adequate food supply, and renewable energy. Students are introduced to environmental issues and use the engineering design process to design, build, and test potential solutions. This course engages critical thinking and problem-solving skills as students apply and extend their knowledge through designing experiments, managing projects, conducting research, and creating presentations to communicate solutions.

Local Learning Opportunities
Recommended Grade: 
Grade 11
Grade 12
Industry or Service: 
Program Type: 
Next Level Programs of Study Courses
Course Code: 
Required Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering
Recommended Prerequisites: 
Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas
If PLTW curriculum is used, PLTW training is required of the teacher.