253.179 Sustainability Challenge
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to grasp the dimension of sustainability in a comprehensive and transdisciplinary way. At the end of the semester, sufficient knowledge is provided and available as a basis for the development of a "Service Learning Project".

INEX Sustainability Challenge represents an interdisciplinary course offered by the four biggest universities of Vienna. It consists of four blocks following an innovative learning and teaching concept. By coordination of diverse disciplines and integration of experts the aim of sustainable development is brought into the curricula of the participating universities. In the mind of the participants a common base of knowledge will be developed, while common experiance will hopefully remain in the hearts of these future decision makers.

Teaching aims: 60 students. 4 universities. 2 semesters. 1 goal.

INEX Sustainability Challenge represents an interdisciplinary course offered by the four biggest universities of Vienna. It consists of four blocks following an innovative learning and teaching concept. By coordination of diverse disciplines and integration of experts the aim of sustainable development is brought into the curricula of the participating universities. In the mind of the participants a common base of knowledge will be developed, while common experiance will hopefully remain in the hearts of these future decision makers.

Subject of course

Academic content, TU Vienna: Planning and building are characterized by intensive change caused by climate change and reactions on it. It has become mandatory to look on the environmental impact of buildings over their lifetime - from construction to demolition and recycling or reuse. But - how do "Buildings for the future" look like? Do innovative ideas and design meet the challenge of sustainable building? Are there any concepts to deal with e.g. the growing gap between rich and poor in a constructive way? In the context of this course outstanding architecturally and technically solutions will be presented. Their contribution to sustainability will be discussed, starting with the ecological passive house standard, continuing with energy plus solutions, participative models, climate conscious design, the use of renewable energy supply and renewable building materials. Finally, an overview over the latest trends in the field of building assessment will be given - including economic aspects.

 

Teaching methods

Over the last 10 years, a variety of special methods and teaching and learning designs have been developed for the Sustainability Challenge.

The start takes place with a kick-off in the domed hall of the Vienna University of Technology. This is followed by teakholder workshops for the teachers with the integrated companies, team teching sessions, intersisciplinary workshops, touch down, reunion and service learning in the summer semester. Each semester is concluded with a public event, where the results of the semester are presented by the students.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The course "Sustainability Challenge" is characterized by the interactive design of the four course blocks. The sessions include presentations by experts, discussions, group work, and evaluations in panel discussions. Beyond the usual learning capabilities INEX Sustainability Challenge speaks to the ability of learning context, as a joint field trip is planned. Note: The number of etcs-points is increased to 4! For lecture halls, facilities are offered by the participating universities. This allows not only to learn firsthand interdisciplinarity, but also opens the possibility of previously unknown classrooms outside the usual university know. About this particular format of the course problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, experience, knowledge, lateral thinking, teamwork and design skills are trained. The prevailing largest economic and financial crisis of capitalism requires new ways of thinking and values: the time for such a measure is not targeted education could be better. The INEX Sustainability Challenge fills the resulting vacuum with a sustained conceptual saddle solid project plan, which a long-term approach to funding alone is reason. The implementation of the INEX Sustainability Challenge includes a broad set of actions which leads from advertising and editorial campaign to raise awareness in the university environment, the implementation of the subject in the university curricula, as well as a final publication, to the inclusion of the so trained change agents in further projects.

● Pre-Meeting & Team Building: 14th October 19, 10:00 -12: 30 am - WU Wien, Club Room (LC.2.400)

● Kick Off: 14th October 19, 16:30 - 20:30 - Dome Hall of Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

● Introduction to Service Learning: October 17, 19: 00-15: 00 - WU Vienna, TC.0.03

● LV Block 1 - Interdisciplinary Session 1: 21 October 19, 11: 00-17: 00, WU Vienna, TC.1.01

● LV Block 2 - BOKU & TU in common: 28th October 19, 9: 00-17: 00, WU Vienna, TC.1.02

● LV Block 3 - Interdisciplinary Session 2: 18 November 19, 9: 00-15: 00, WU Vienna, TC.2.01

● LV Block 4 - WU & Uni Vienna: 16 December 19, 9: 00-17: 00, WU Vienna, TC.1.01

● Stop Over: 14. January 20 from 16:30, WU Vienna, Festsaal 1, building LC

● Reunion: March 16, ca. 9: 00-16: 00, WU Vienna, Club Room (LC.2.400)

● Touch Down: 17 June 20, from 16:30, TU Wien, ballroom, main building

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon09:00 - 10:0018.11.2019HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Sustainability Challenge, Extra-meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Over the last 10 years, a variety of special methods and teaching and learning designs have been developed for the Sustainability Challenge.

 The start takes place with a kick-off in the domed hall of the Vienna University of Technology. This is followed by teakholder workshops for the teachers with the integrated companies, team teching sessions, intersisciplinary workshops, touch down, reunion and service learning in the summer semester. Each semester is concluded with a public event, where the results of the semester are presented by the students.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.09.2019 12:00 11.10.2019 12:00 28.11.2019 12:00

Registration modalities:

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Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 645 Data Science
TRS Transferable Skills

Literature

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Miscellaneous

Language

German