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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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

  • Social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
  • Life-cycle approaches and sustainability metrics
  • Sustainable technologies and innovations
  • Planning and decision making
  • 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.

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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