• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Sustainable Engineering

The increasing need for engineers to address sustainability will add significant complexity to their tasks. They will therefore need the skills and knowledge to understand and predict the impact of their practice. This course will focus on the dynamics of complex  systems in the context of the environmental and social impacts of technological innovation. Students will develop knowledge and skills that provide a basis for the design and sustainable operation of engineering-environment-social systems that are highly non-linear. Sustainability will be defined in engineering terms, and the basic dynamical principles will be explored in tutoral discussions. The course will be presented using a 'problem based learning' mode of delivery.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the critical sustainability challenges for the 21st century
2. Identify the wider impacts of engineering and technological innovation on the environment and society
3. Apply concepts and techniques associated with the dynamics of complex  systems to engineering design and innovation
4. Anticipate unintended outcomes of engineering decisions in the context of highly non-linear systems
5. Use Collaborative Conceptual Modelling (CCM) to negotiate engineering approaches that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (30%); Research Project - Individual Compenents (40%); Research Project - Group Compenents (30%).

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Workload

Weekly workload comprised of reading and tutorial preparation (two hours), one one-hour tutorial, one three-hour project laboratory, self-directed study (three hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2225 or ENVS2011. Incompatible with ENGN6410.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8432 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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