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 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Additionally students can choose to attend 2 x 1 hour online workshops or 1 x 2 hour campus studios per week. These workshops/studios provide students feedback and support their learning. All students are required to attend and participate in practical learning activities in addition to the town hall meeting for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.
2 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided), 2 x 1 hour online workshops per week. Online learning for approximately 4 hours a week over 11 weeks. These workshops/studios provide students feedback and support for their learning. All students must attend and participate in practical learning activities in addition to the town hall meeting for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week (typically week 7).
This unit has been developed to familiarise students with the intersection between the environment and human health through engineering projects represented in three scenarios: humanitarian improvement, addressing contamination and energy production. While the technical content will reflect on foundations of these issues, significant emphasis will be placed on the approach to finding a solution and its communication rather than the solution itself.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain how environmental issues can impact human health and methods by which engineering can address these concerns
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Formulate an approach to solving environmental health and humanitarian problems that considers social, culturaleducational and economic factors
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Compare and contrast methods of energy production with regards to their impacts on human health and the environment and evaluate their impact on global environmental systems
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
Communicate complex problems and justify solutions to a broad community while reflecting on and managing community concerns and expectations
GLO2: CommunicationGLO7: TeamworkGLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
3,500-word technical report
Collaborative A3 poster
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 in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% on the group town hall meeting.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV201 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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