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Engineering for a Sustainable Society - CHNG2805

This course involves the study of the fundamental concepts which underpin sustainable development, including technical and economic efficiency, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The course examines both the material and non-material economies from an engineering perspective. Tools such as life-cycle assessment, input-output analysis and multi-criteria decision analysis are examined and implications for resource and energy consumption, pollution and waste generation are analysed. A number of governing sustainability frameworks are discussed to determine their suitability within the context of chemical and biomolecular engineering. A range of approaches and tools for determining the environmental impact of human activities on small and large scale are introduced as part of a sustainability framework. Energy production and use, and product design are investigated from a sustainability perspective.

Classes
Lectures, Tutorials

Assessment
Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)

Assumed knowledge
Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.

Pre-requisites

CHNG1103

Details

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

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