• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The ability to understand and manage the environmental impacts arising from the design and implementation of engineering systems is critical for environmental engineers. This course introduces several critical concepts and tools, including Life Cycle Analyses (LCA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) methods and the ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) framework. The course then provides an introduction for Engineers on environmental law in Australia, focusing on planning law, and pollution laws. Social, ethical, and political considerations are also covered. Finally, environmental economics methods to account for environmental impacts in monetary terms, the use of cost-benefit analyses and business case development are introduced. The course project provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice these skills and techniques on realistic scenarios. This course will provide an important focus on indigenous perspectives and contributions to this field of study. Students will be able to draw on course materials that provide diverse gender, cultural, and geographical perspectives on these topics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the roles of scientific information, socio-political, economic, legal and participatory processes in different types of environmental assessments
  2. Understand and apply ethical considerations to environmental assessments
  3. Discern and apply appropriate tools and information to develop and critically evaluate different types of environmental assessments
  4. Develop and evaluate business cases and cost-benefit analyses for a range of engineering projects, corporations and regions.
  5. Work effectively in a multidisciplinary team to develop Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Management Systems and and environmental reports for a range of projects, corporations and regions.

Other Information

This course will be offered from Semester 1, 2022 onwards

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Labs (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Quizzes (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Project (20) [LO 4,5]
  5. Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours per semester consisting of the following activities each week:

  • 2 hrs of Lectures
  • 2 hrs of Workshops
  • 6 hrs of pre-reading and self-directed study

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course are currently not available.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN3902 and ENGN3903.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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