ENGEN370-20C (NET)

Engineering and Environment

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: 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 sustainable management, engineering ethics with respect to the environment, design for environment principles, LCA, environmental risk, resilience and sustainable infrastructure, environmental impact assessment, and environmental law and regulation including the resource management act .

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Paper Structure

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The course will be taught online.
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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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  • Describe and apply key principles of design for environment
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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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  • Prepare environmental impact assessments
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  • Design for environment within the context of environmental law and regulation, and traditional Māori principles
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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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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. Multiple-Choice Quizzes
19 Feb 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Engagement and Participation
19 Feb 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Life Cycle Assessment Project
8 Jan 2021
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
12 Feb 2021
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Environmental Impact Assessment (Group Project)
4 Jan 2021
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Design for Environment Challenge
19 Feb 2021
No set time
20
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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Recommended Readings

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K. R. Reddy, C. Cameselle, J. A. Adams, 2019. Sustainable Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, Tools, and Applications. Wiley. (e-version available via Moodle)

H. Baumann, A. M. Tillman, 2004. The Hitch Hikers’s Guide to LCA: an orientation in life cycle assessment methodology and application. Studentlitteratur, Lund.

J. Fiksel, 2009. Design for Environment: A guide to sustainable product development. McGraw-Hill.

The course also has a reading list of useful resources. See Moodle.

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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.
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Workload

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Students are expect to spend at least 10 hours per week in reviewing, learning and being assessed on the material.

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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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