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Unit description

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.

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:
1critically evaluate and reflect on social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
2apply evaluation tools for sustainable engineering practice decisions
3identify and critically evaluate a range of emerging sustainable technologies

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

  1. critically evaluate and reflect on social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
  2. apply evaluation tools for sustainable engineering practice decisions
  3. identify and critically evaluate a range of emerging sustainable technologies

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Forum discussion40%
Reflective writing40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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