ENGEN370-20A (HAM)

Engineering and Environment

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Convenor(s)

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Engineering and the Environment aims to equip students with a deeper understanding of the roles that engineering plays to assess and address environmental challenges. This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, resources, energy, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis (LCA). This paper will furnish the student with a knowledge of LCA, ISO14001 standards, design for sustainability and resilience, environmental impact assessment, carbon accounting, resource management act, energy options, environmental law and regulation, consents, planning and risk management.

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Paper Structure

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The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, workshops, readings and project work.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe the link between engineering and the environment
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  • Use the concept of sustainability in assessing the environmental effects of engineering projects.
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  • Prepare environmental impact assessments
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  • Analyse the environmental risk and resilience of engineering systems
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  • Outline design principles that lead to sustainable infrastructure
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  • Undertake a material flow analysis of a system
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  • Assess the whole life cost and environmental burden of an engineering project using life cycle analysis
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  • Prepare carbon accounts for engineering projects
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  • Design for sustainability within the context of the RMA, environmental law and regulation, and the treaty
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  • Describe the links between energy, the environment, and human development
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Environmental Impact, Risk & Resilience Report
20 Apr 2020
12:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Life Cycle Assessment & Carbon Accounting Report
2 Jun 2020
12:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 1
8 Apr 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Test 2
8 Jun 2020
3:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Project Progress Reporting and Presentation
2 Mar 2020
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Krishna R. Reddy, Claudio Cameselle, Jeffrey A. Adams, 2019. Sustainable Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, Tools, and Applications. Wiley.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where class notices, assignments, and readings will be given (unless handed out in class).
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Workload

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This paper has 5 contact hours per week. Students are expected allocate time to work on required readings, lab preparation and team reports. Overall it is expected that 150 hours are devoted to this paper by each student.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: ENGEN270 or ENGG279 or ENMP282

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGEV342

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