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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Challenges students to engage in a wide range of social, environmental and economic aspects for sustainable futures in engineering management. Innovations in sustainable technologies are introduced in addition to decision making strategies. A case study enables students to explore sustainable engineering strategies for the future.

Unit content

Topic 1. Social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects

Topic 2. Life-cycle approaches and sustainability metrics

Topic 3. Sustainable technologies and innovations

Topic 4. Planning and decision making

Topic 5. Case studies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Critically evaluate social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
2 Apply analytical/software tools for sustainable engineering practice as well as decision making processes
3 Identify and utilise a range of sustainable technologies
4 Formulate and integrate sustainable practices in engineering projects of today and the future

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
    • GA1:
  2. Apply analytical/software tools for sustainable engineering practice as well as decision making processes
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. Identify and utilise a range of sustainable technologies
    • GA4:
  4. Formulate and integrate sustainable practices in engineering projects of today and the future
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.