ENGR 2032 Sustainability Analysis and Design

Credit Points 10

Description In this unit, students will learn and appropriately apply technical and socio-economic approaches of achieving sustainability, such as life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, circular economy, design for the environment and cleaner production to real world problems. The students will be taught about policy, financial and social approaches to achieving sustainability through real life problems/cases.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Perform Systems Analysis including Environmental Auditing for simple systems or products.
  2. Explain the implication of Circular Economy to Sustainable Development.
  3. Perform Life Cycle Assessment for a given case.
  4. Perform Environmental Impact Assessment for a given project.
  5. Explain the term Cleaner Production or Industrial Ecology with examples of applications.
  6. Modify a system or product design and perform option analysis considering multiple aspects such as environmental, social, cultural, political, economic, and regulatory factors.
  7. Communicate solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Subject Content

1.Systems analysis and auditing
2.Circular economy
3.Environmental auditing
4.Technical approaches to sustainability such as life cycle assessment; environmental impact assessment
5.Non-technical approaches to sustainability such as tax, policy, marketing.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Environmental Impact Assessment and Systems Analysis 3000 words 35 N Individual
Intra-session exam 1 hour 30 N Individual
Final report And Presentation 2000-3000 words and 15 minutes 35 N Both (Individual & Group)

Teaching Periods