Challenges students to engage in engineering management for a wide range of social, environmental and economic aspects of a sustainable future. Decision-making strategies for shaping sustainability outcomes from infrastructure and engineering technology and new Innovations are explored. A case study enables students to apply strategies for a sustainable future across the engineering system life cycle, from concept to implementation and operation.
Topic 1. Sustainability perspectives influencing sustainability expectations
Topic 2. Emerging sustainability frameworks and metrics
Topic 3. Planning and engineering management approaches for putting sustainability thinking into practice
Topic 4. Design approaches to shape sustainability outcomes from infrastructure, engineering technology and new innovations
Topic 5. Case studies
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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 sustainability when planning engineering projects||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|2||Apply engineering management and decision-making processes for managing sustainability outcomes from infrastructure and engineering technology||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Identify, evaluate and recommend emerging technology for improving sustainability outcomes of engineering systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Formulate and integrate sustainability practices into engineering projects of today and the future||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Apply analytical/software tools to support the management of sustainability outcomes from infrastructure and engineering technology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- This is an online publication : Bob Williams, Sjon van't Hof, 2016, Wicked solutions: a systems approach to complex problems, 2nd edn, Bob Williams, Wellington, New Zealand. ISBN: 9780473287351.
Teaching and assessment
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