2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 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 your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1x 1 hour seminar per week. Additionally students can choose to attend a 1 x 1 hour online workshop or 1 x 1 hour campus studio each week. All students are required to attend and participate in team based learning activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.
2 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar and 1 x 1 hour online workshop each week. All students are required to attend and participate in team based learning activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester (typically week8).
This unit has been developed to give students broad understanding of global environmental issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, population stress, ocean pollution and loss of biodiversity from a systems perspective and how they may influence the natural and human environment. Students will be asked to consider the impacts of these global issues at local, regional and global levels and understand how environmental engineering plays a role in delivering solutions for a sustainable future. Students will work individually and in teams to identify, understand and analyse local contexts of complex global issues and identify the risks and future implications of those issues. At the completion of the unit students will be able to assess and critique current solutions and directions from an environmental engineering perspective and recognise the complexity of the problem.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of key global environmental issues and proposed control or mitigation strategies in a local and regional context and considering diverse social and cultural perspectives
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solvingGLO8: Global citizenship
Analyse the implications of global issues from a systems perspective and the ways in which they interrelate.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Critique current directions and solutions to global environmental issues and assess the suitability of solutions to specific local environments
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Work within a team to formulate and justify an engineering position related to a complex, real world problem
GLO2: CommunicationGLO7: Teamwork
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
To be eligible to obtain a pass this unit, a student must achieve a mark of at least 40% on the initial report and a mark of at least 50% on the final report.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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