lsst1001  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h + 45.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Raskin Jean-Pierre;
Main themes
Projects which provide solutions to a real problematics issued from the field (technical, economical, socio-cultural), cooperation for development, systemic approach, responsibility, commitment, ethic, solidarity, team work, innovations, appropriable technologies, scientific citizenship.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Contribution to the main teaching programs of the sector SST
Disciplinary learning outcomes:
After the training the student will be able to:
Develop proposals, in the form of projects, appropriated to a development issue which falls under the identification and / or the design of a technical device, economic, socio-cultural:
1.       Identify and define questions and problematics
1.1    Draw specifications
1.2    Analyze a context
1.3    Analyze a problematic
1.4    To introduce the concept of systemic
1.5    Find out the levers and constraints of a project
1.6    Understand the life stages of a group
2.       Establish innovative proposals
2.1    Discovering and implementing technologies that foster innovation and creativity
2.2    Discovering suitable and sustainable technologies
2.3    Introduce the principles of sustainable development and its application in engineering projects
2.4    Preparing for the mission on the field
2.5    Soaking the iterative process
3.       Assess the feasibility and impact of proposals drawn
3.1    Understanding the technological balance as coming in support of human evolution
3.2    Identify suitable tools to measure the impact of a project
3.3    To contribute to the visibility of IngénieuxSud projects
Transversal learning outcomes:
  1. Develop and adopt a reflexive attitude on questions and development issues and find appropriate solutions
1.1    Carrying a critical look at their own skills, knowledge and his own limits
1.1    Defining the various project issues (cultural, social, economic, technical) through a systems approach
1.2    Continuously analyze the evolution of his thinking throughout the project
2.       Team work, collaborate effectively with national and international partners
2.1    Identify the contribution and complementary interests of the partners in the project issue
2.2    Plan your teamwork: building a timetable, an apprenticeship program,'
2.3    Self-evaluate its individual involvement in the group and the cooperation within the project and its group
3.       Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide spectrum of national and international audience (scientific experts, peers, teachers, trainers,...)
3.1    Use appropriate means to dialogue with different audiences and partners
3.2    Provide feedback and suggest future prospects
3.3    Write an intercultural Portfolio, consistent, well structured, scientifically rigorous and critical thinking
Adapt your communication according to his interlocutors (peers, colleagues, teachers, trainers, scientists,...)

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
-          For sustainable development Science and technology
-          International solidarity
-          The adequacy means-project objectives
-          Interculturalism: exchange of points of view, regard, fresh perspective on the same scientific problem
-          The development of the project as part of a development cooperation program
-          The application of a systemic approach in a scientific project
-          The development of a concrete project: the definition of the problem specifications to the practical application
-          Factors that influence the project (social, country, population, external constraints, planning,...)
-          The levers of change
  • Teamwork and communication (with Southern partners, with people in the group, with technical and development experts, the local population and authorities,')
Teaching methods
Hybrid formation (on line and face to face)
-          Course: multidisciplinary, multi-actors, multi-cultural
-          Active learning in group
-          Learning by the project
-          Coaching by scientific and academic bodies, field professionals (North and South)
  • Interviews, search and analysis of articles,'
Evaluation methods
-          Portfolio (continuous assessment) group with individual parts
-          Oral group presentations in front of an interdisciplinary panel
Submission of a final report and oral defense of the project before moving and implementing the technical solution in the concerned Southern country.
Ouvrage de référence :
-          M. Ashby, (2016), « Materials and sustainable development », Elsevier Science and technology, UK.
Revue Spore : Le magazine du développement agricole et rural des pays ACP -
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education

Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Statistic: Biostatistics

Master [120] in Biology of Organisms and Ecology

Bachelor in Engineering

Master [120] in Geography : Climatology

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Master [120] in Mathematics

Master [120] in Physics

Master [120] in Actuarial Science

Master [120] in Statistic: General

Master [120] in Chemistry

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

Master [120] in Geography : General

Bachelor in Computer Science