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SET721 - Engineering Sustainability

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: John Long
Trimester 3: Julius Orwa
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour class per week (recordings provided).

Content

Sustainable engineering is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary branch of engineering that promotes a need for understanding trends, future perspectives, limits, boundaries, risks, resilience and long-term future thinking. Using holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches, students will evaluate infrastructure, and develop an integrated knowledge of key aspects of infrastructure systems including water, energy, transportation and communication which deliver sustainable outcomes. They will be able to critically analyse the sustainability of current and future manufacturing processes and materials resources and devise, implement and manage solutions involved with the natural and built environment.

 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Analyse major sustainability issues in terms of social
economic, and environmental perspectives.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Recognise, analyse, and assess the engineering and technical issues typically involved in developing solutions for sustainability issues relating to infrastructure
manufacturing, materials and the environment.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Analyse, contemplate and quantify leading manufacturing processes and materials resources and their potential to meet the demands of global production in a sustainable manner.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Incorporate sustainability objectives into the wider context of global trends

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Group planning report Collaborative written report, 2,000-word maximum 30% Week 4
Problem Solving Task Mixed qualitative and quantitative short answer questions 30% Week 7
Engineering practices report Written report, 2,500-word maximum 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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