School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Sustainable Engineering FundamentalsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301418.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
Engineers need to ensure that their practice is guided by sustainability principles. This unit will introduce students to sustainability and provide an understanding of the environmental and social impacts of human development. Students will be introduced to various national and international initiatives including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students will learn fundamental scientific concepts in chemistry and ecology, and conduct and report on laboratory experiments relevant for emerging issues. Students will apply concepts such as material and energy flow, limiting nutrients, carrying capacity, climax, biodiversity, food chain and irreversibility in relation to how an ecosystem responds to changes in the environment to real world case studies.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
For chemical labs, essential equipment and resources include closed-toe shoes, lab coat, safety glasses.

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