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ENGG5202: Sustainable Design, Engineering & Management (2017 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ENGG5202: Sustainable Design, Engineering & Management (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
Professor Vassallo, Tony
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The aim of this unit of study is to give students an insight and understanding of the environmental and sustainability challenges that Australia and the planet are facing and how these have given rise to the practice of Sustainable Design, Engineering and Management. The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the nature and causes of the major environmental problems facing our planet, with a particular focus on energy and water, and how engineering is addressing these challenges.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics|
Professor Vassallo, Tony
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorial
Independent Study: Students are expected to spend about five hours of study outside the specified contact period.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Project exercises will require students to undertake investigation and formulation of problems and potential solutions in complex, ill-defined situations involving uncertainty, inadequate or conflicting information and mixtures of technical and non-technical factors.||Design (Level 4)|
|Projects will build on prior engineering knowledge. This will reinforce learning of fundamental science and engineering concepts.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
|Students wil be required to make effective use of computer-based tools of analysis, visualisation and simulation in engineering work||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Emphasis on verbal presentation of project findings will be used to develop communication skills.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Assessment of projects is based not just on technical content but will also require professional judgments of the impact of the project on the community||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
Quiz: mid term
* indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration
Presentation/Seminar: Tutorials, Presentations, participation, assignments
Project: Project - late submission will incur a penalty of up to 20%/day
Final Exam: Final exam covering all aspects of the unit of study
You must get 50% in the final exam to pass the unit, regardless of the sum of your individual marks
There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Sustainability and systems thinking for design, engineering and management|
|Week 2||Whole System Approach to Sustainable Design – part 1|
|Week 3||Whole System Approach to Sustainable Design – part 2|
|Week 4||Environmental Impact Assessment|
|Week 5||Embodied energy and LCA|
|Week 6||Energy sources: conversion and consequences|
|Week 7||Water management|
|Mid semester exam|
|Assessment Due: Mid semester quiz*|
|Week 8||Waste management|
|Week 9||Built environment|
|Week 10||Multi-criteria Decision Analysis|
|Week 11||Management perspectives on sustainability|
|Week 12||Energy efficiency|
|Assessment Due: Project|
|Week 13||Innovation and change for sustainability and course review|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||35%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||10%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||10%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||35%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||No||10%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.