This unit will provide you with a vast knowledge on sustainability and environmental practice, with a particular focus on the serious issues facing the engineering field at present. This unit is designed for engineering leaders with a flair for developing innovative solutions. It nurtures problem-solving skills that will positively contribute to your career.

You’ll study the social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects, and analyse them from a managerial perspective. Working with case studies, you’ll see sustainability work in context – and walk away ready to build the world a more sustainable future.

In this unit, you will study:

  • Social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
  • Life-cycle approaches and sustainability metrics
  • Sustainable technologies and innovations
  • Planning and decision-making
  • Case studies

Learning outcomes

  • Critically evaluate social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable engineering projects
  • Apply analytical/software tools for sustainable engineering practice as well as decision making processes
  • Identify and utilise a range of sustainable technologies
  • Formulate and integrate sustainable practices in engineering projects of today and the future

Assessment

You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Report: 30%
  • Participation: 20%
  • Case study: 50%

Courses

You can study this unit as part of the Master of Engineering Management or Master of Project Management.

 

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.