The products of engineering activities are intended to be sustainable. However, drawbacks are associated with such activities; for example, the water, air, environment and acoustic pollution resulting of the same engineering marvels of decades ago.
The engineer‘s problem-solving complexity grows as the world‘s social and technological problems become more closely related. For example, the problem of air pollution cannot be solved physically without considering the social, legal, political, and ethical conflicts. Moreover, the impact of the available engineering solutions on the interests of the individuals and groups should be considered.
The engineering study provides the students with the advanced, effective, technology-based education justifying the expectations of the future of science and technology. It should also provide the technical understanding and problem-solving skills, which allow coping with the challenges of tomorrow.
The discipline of architecture draws on knowledge and skills from the human and physical sciences, the humanities, and the fine and applied arts. It addresses the accommodation of all human activity in all places under all conditions, understanding our place within differing physical, historical, cultural, social, political and virtual environments. Architecture proposes, forms, and transforms our built environment, and does so through an engagement with the spaces, buildings, cities and landscapes in which we live. Architectural education is therefore rich, varied and by definition interdisciplinary.
While architectural education must be concerned with the constraints of the physical world and historical and cultural dimensions, it must also constantly adapt to a changing social, economic and environmental context nationally, regionally and internationally.