No. 1 Programme in (Chemical Engineering) World for Sustainability
The UCC BE degree in Process & Chemical Engineering was awarded the 2016 IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award by incoming IChemE President John McGagh at the IChemE AGM and Awards at the ICC Birmingham on 10th May 2017.
The award was based on a submission made by Dr John Fitzpatrick and Professor Edmond Byrne (pictured receiving the award from the IChemE President). This was just the second year the award was made, by the IChemE’s Sustainability Interest Group in conjunction with its Education Interest Group, and it is awarded ‘for encouraging the development of better approaches to integrating sustainability principles and values into undergraduate teaching’.
In the case of the UCC award winning programme, the judging panel noted that they ‘were particularly impressed by your integration of sustainability teaching across the curriculum, with good examples of interdisciplinary projects and varied assessment with student comments indicating their appreciation of the approach.’
It was also noted that UCC beat off other excellent entries from the University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne, and Manchester's entry was highly commended.