- Code ENGN4027
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Materials Science, Sustainable Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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In the 21st century, humanity faces grand challenges in the sustainability of the world. Materials engineering has a critical role to play in this field, as many approaches to addressing the challenges are material-related. This course will provide students a learning opportunity in sustainable development from a materials engineering point of view, with a particular emphasis on advanced nanomaterials. The course will discuss the use of advanced materials and nanomaterials not only in the field of energy (generation, storage, saving) but also environment, water, transportation, health, infrastructure and food security, including the environmental and social impacts of nanomaterials innovation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the properties of advanced nanomaterials that can be ustilised in the applications related to sustainable development.
- Understand the multidisciplinary nature of the challenges in sustainable development and appreciate importance of effective communication of the issues to a range of audiences including the general public.
- Apply the knowledge of the properties of advanced nanomaterials to design new approaches to the challenges in sustainable development
- Analyse the problems encountered in the current applications of advanced nanomaterials for sustainable development
- Use Life-cycle thinking to develop new material-based technology
- Tutorial participation (10%)
- Essay Assignment 1 (10%)
- Essay Assignment 2 (8%)
- Essay Assignment 3 (6%)
- Essay Assignment 4 (10%)
- Final exam (56%)
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WorkloadWeekly workload includes 2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and self-directed study towards assignments.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReading materials will be given every week.
- Nanotechnology Commercialisation, by Takuya Tsuzuki, CRC Press, 2013, ISBN 9789814303286
- Nanotechnology for Sustainable Manufacturing, by Robert B. Northrop, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN 9781482214826
- Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy, by Li, Quan (Ed.), Springer, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-32023-6
- Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge, 2nd Ed., by Javier García-Martínez (Ed.), Wiley, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-527-33380-6
- Advanced Nanomaterials and their Applications in Renewable Energy, by Louise Jingbo Liu and Sajid Bashir, Elsevier, 2015,
- ISBN: 978-0-12-801528-5
- Sustainable Nanotechnology and the Environment: Advances and Achievements, by Najm Shamim and Virender K. Sharma, Oxford University Press 2013, ISBN: 9780841227842
Assumed KnowledgeGeneral Math skills
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4845||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|