• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject 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 tutorial discussions. The course will be presented using a 'problem based learning' mode of delivery.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge 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 advanced 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.
  6. Reflect on and analyse examples of complex non-linear systems drawn from prior experience.

Indicative Assessment

  • Individual Portfolio (40%)
  • Group Modelling Projects (30%)
  • Peer Feedback and Quizzes (15%)
  • Oral Exam (15%) 

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Workload

This course is run in a compressed format, with a higher than average weekly workload for eight weeks of the semester. During this time, the weekly workload is comprised of a 2 hour seminar, 1-2 hour workshop, and 6-10 hours of individual study and completion of assessment. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Engineering or Master of Energy Change or Master of Energy Change (Research). Incompatible with ENGN3410.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5526 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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