This project aims to develop a quantitative survey instrument that characterizes and measures undergraduate engineering students’ attitudes toward social dimensions of
sustainability. The survey was used in several courses for civil engineering students where aspects of sustainability is a part of the course content. Since no known quantitative survey instrument is presently available, an assessment instrument for measuring attitudes
toward sustainability, the Concepts of Sustainability Inventory, is developed and introduced. This assessment instrument is adapted from the Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting framework. Instrument testing is currently underway. To assist those wishing to use the instrument, its development and administration will be published along with a factor analysis to determine if an abbreviated version of the instrument can generate similar insights. Based on the findings, recommendations can be made for course design and assessment. This project is not funded.