|Gold Coast||Session 1,2||Session 1,2|
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.
- What is wrong with our current lifestyles and business paradigms; and
- Why embedding sustainability in engineering practice is essential;
- A history of the evolution of sustainability thinking;
- Why engineers must embrace the delivery of sustainability outcomes - visioning a safe future;
- A cultural change in Engineering Philosophy - from compliance, through “green”, to “blue";
- A critical analysis of the interdependence of earth systems with technical, economic, and social systems;
- Tools and mechanisms for the analysis and delivery of Sustainability Outcomes; and
- Case studies in the delivery of regenerative outcomes for nature and society.
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|
- Mulder, K, 2006, Sustainable development for engineers: A handbook and resource guide, Taylor and Francis, USA. ISBN: 978-1-874719-19-9.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 2 day (3 weeks)|
|Information about this assessment will be placed on the unit blackboard site.||40%|
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