41201 Designing Sustainable Engineering Projects6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): (60 credit points of completed study in inBachelor's Degree owned by FEIT OR 60 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 60 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree owned by FEIT OR 60 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 60 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 60 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT)) AND ( 41200 Engineering Project Appraisal OR (48230 Introduction to Engineering Projects AND (21214 Business and Social Impact OR 22208 Accounting, Business and Society))
In this subject, students build on their foundational understanding of design developed in Introduction to Engineering Projects to work through a complete design cycle from initial problem identification all the way to proposing design solutions to a client. Students learn and apply systems thinking approaches in the design process in this subject.
The subject has a key focus on sustainability. Industry-relevant knowledge and capabilities are presented and practised through sustainability tools, techniques, frameworks and reporting mechanisms in the context of a group design project. Sustainability is considered not only from an environmental viewpoint, but through other complementary perspectives such as economic and social dimensions. A project theme is provided by the subject coordinator (e.g., food security, energy security, transport etc.). Students are assessed by sustainability measurements used in industry.
This subject foreshadows the ongoing development of teamwork capabilities and application of sustainability principles in the subject Collaboration in Complex Projects.
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