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Project training of engineers for the benefit of sustainable development

V.D. Vasilyeva
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UDC 378::62

DOI 10.20339/AM.10-23.061


Valentina D. Vasilyeva, Dr. Sci. (Pedagogy), Docent, Professor of sub-faculty of History, Culture and Sociology at Volgograd State Technical University, e-mail:


Education as the main driver of sustainable development is recognized as the motto for the forthcoming evolution of civilization. All over the world, there is an intensive search for new models of the 21st century education, engineering education in particular, that could meet the needs of the present and future generations, aimed at preserving the natural environment and resources necessary for sustaining human life. The article outlines the optimal contours for a new concept of sustainable development, which will be introduced into education in the near future.

The modern content of the project training for future engineers is considered, the absence of interdisciplinary engineering project training in educational programs of various levels is noted: the case of Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU). According to the author, at the present time there are big changes in the educational programs of engineering training, and the return of engineering project training to academic interdisciplinary is in demand. In addition, interdisciplinary course/final degree projects should provide for a comprehensive socio-humanitarian expert examination of engineering design solutions, initiating students to acquire experience in environmentally and anthropologically oriented engineering and design activities that meet the needs of the time.

Keywords: sustainable development of society, project training, academic engineering design, socio-humanitarian examination of engineering design solutions.



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