Course Title: Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1118

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Spring2016,
Summer2017

OENG1118

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

OENG1118

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Peter Stasinopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4509

Course Coordinator Email: peter.stasinopoulos@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will apply concepts of whole-of-life engineering design and learn to integrate the elements of sustainable engineering practice. You will examine the impact of materials and processes used in engineering applications by performing life cycle assessment on some typical engineering systems. You will also develop skills and tools to assess the relationship between engineering design and the ‘triple bottom line’. Such assessments will include eco-footprint analysis, embedded energy, cost of ownership and impact on environment, society and economy.       


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to development of the following program learning outcomes:
1. Needs, Context and Systems
• Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
• Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities

2. Problem Solving and Design
• Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team

4. Professional Practice
• Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
• Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
• Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience
       


 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Apply the fundamentals of sustainable engineering practice.
2. Critically analyse an organisational context in which sustainable engineering practice is to be implemented and argue the case for life cycle assessments on particular engineering systems within that context.
3. Develop and defend a strategy for implementation of sustainable engineering practice in an engineering scenario that takes into account ‘triple bottom line’ considerations.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course activities can include lectures, tutorials and workshop discussions, presentations, and online activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on Blackboard, which is accessed through myRMIT. This can include lecture material, supplementary course notes, problem sheets and solutions, and references.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment item:  Proposal
Weighting of final grade: 30% 
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3
Description:  You will submit a strategy for implementation of sustainable engineering practice in an engineering design and development project.

Assessment item:  Report
Weighting of final grade:  50% 
Related course learning outcomes:  3
Description:  You will submit a report on your work implementing sustainable engineering practice in an engineering design and development project

Assessment item:  Presentation
Weighting of final grade: 20% 
Related course learning outcomes:  3
Description:  You will present and defend the implementation of sustainable engineering practice in an engineering design and development project