The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces you to the concepts of sustainability and cleaner production as applied in an industrial context. Basic principles of Green Engineering are also considered. The concept of systems thinking is also explored, particularly in the role of the engineer or scientist in developing suitable technologies. Environmental impact analysis is quantified through the use of life cycle analysis, and the methodology is placed in context with the broader issues of sustainability and cleaner production. Also discussed are the philosophical issues related to sustainability and societal influences.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CHEE2931. Students who have successfully completed CHEE2931 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE2935.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the concepts of sustainability and cleaner production, and the challenges that engineers face in applying these concepts in an industrial and societal context

2. Show familiarity with the concept of cleaner production and how to apply it to real life applications

3. Exhibit an understanding of basic principles of green engineering applied to product design and manufacturing processes

4. Quantify environment flows using appropriate mass and energy analysis

5. Assess different energy sources in their ability to deliver clean and reliable electricity and heating/cooling utilities

6. Optimise industrial heat exchanger systems in order to reduce overall energy consumption

7. Critically analyse environmental emissions and develop simple methodologies to reduce these emissions

8. Present clear arguments to support the findings of analysis undertaken as part of an open-ended Case Study


Content

Topics to be covered in this course include:

• State of the World (Consumption, impact and response).

• Role of the Engineer and Scientist (Concepts of Systems Thinking).

• Cleaner Production (Principles and Methodology).

• Green Engineering (Principles and Methodology).

• Life Cycle Analysis (Concepts and Application).

• Impact Assessment Methodologies.

• Case Study.


Requisite

This course replaces CHEE2931. If you have successfully completed CHEE2931 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

CHEE2935Sustainable Engineering PracticesThis course introduces you to the concepts of sustainability and cleaner production as applied in an industrial context. Basic principles of Green Engineering are also considered. The concept of systems thinking is also explored, particularly in the role of the engineer or scientist in developing suitable technologies. Environmental impact analysis is quantified through the use of life cycle analysis, and the methodology is placed in context with the broader issues of sustainability and cleaner production. Also discussed are the philosophical issues related to sustainability and societal influences.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019MATH1110 and MATH1120 or equivalent. CHEM1010 and CHEM1020. ENGG1500.Topics to be covered in this course include:• State of the World (Consumption, impact and response).• Role of the Engineer and Scientist (Concepts of Systems Thinking).• Cleaner Production (Principles and Methodology).• Green Engineering (Principles and Methodology).• Life Cycle Analysis (Concepts and Application).• Impact Assessment Methodologies.• Case Study. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the concepts of sustainability and cleaner production, and the challenges that engineers face in applying these concepts in an industrial and societal context2Show familiarity with the concept of cleaner production and how to apply it to real life applications3Exhibit an understanding of basic principles of green engineering applied to product design and manufacturing processes4Quantify environment flows using appropriate mass and energy analysis5Assess different energy sources in their ability to deliver clean and reliable electricity and heating/cooling utilities6Optimise industrial heat exchanger systems in order to reduce overall energy consumption7Critically analyse environmental emissions and develop simple methodologies to reduce these emissions8Present clear arguments to support the findings of analysis undertaken as part of an open-ended Case StudyThis course replaces the following course(s): CHEE2931. Students who have successfully completed CHEE2931 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE2935. This course replaces CHEE2931. If you have successfully completed CHEE2931 you cannot enrol in this course.Quiz: Quiz #1 - #6Written Assignment: Case StudyFormal Examination: Final Examination CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz #1 - #6

Written Assignment: Case Study

Formal Examination: Final Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term