Sustainable Engineering from a European Perspective

Sustainable Engineering from a European Perspective


  • Having a general engineering background is helpful but no knowledge regarding specific tools/methods is required.


This course provides insight how sustainable innovations can be developed and transfered into start-ups. For this, the motivation for and principles of sustainabiliy in the engineering discipline are presented, especially with regard to manufacturing. From a business perspective, the course also demonstrates how sustainable business models are developed. These core topics are complemented by additional insight into specific engineering topics that can be utilized in the context of Sustainable Manufacturing, e.g. Augmented and Virtual Reality, Digital Factory, Systems Design/Engineering etc.

The creation of these resources has been funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2015-1-DE01-KA203-002207. Neither the European Commission nor the project’s national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering students and industry practitioners who are interested in Sustainable Manufacturing and Startup Development.