ENGEV342-19A (HAM)

Sustainable Engineering

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. This paper will furnish the student with a knowledge of LCA, ISO14001, 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:

  • Use the concept of sustainability in assessing the environmental effects of engineering projects.
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  • Assess the whole life cost of engineering project using LCA
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  • Prepare carbon accounts for engineering projects
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  • Prepare environmental impact assessments
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  • Design for sustainability and resilience within the context of the RMA, environmental law and regulation
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  • Identify changes which can minimise social, cultural and environmental costs in engineering works‎
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Assessment

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The Environmental Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment reports are group projects.
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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 Assessment
5 Apr 2019
No set time
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Life Cycle Assessment/Carbon Accounting Report
24 May 2019
No set time
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 1
10 Apr 2019
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Test 2
28 May 2019
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Project Presentation
29 May 2019
No set time
5
  • In Class: In Lab
  • In Class: In Workshop
6. Project Progress Reporting
25 Feb 2019
12:00 PM
5
  • 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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Recommended Readings

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Theory and practice of sustainable engineering, Allenby (2012)
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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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6 contact hours per week, 10-12 hours per week reading, assignments and independent study
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: ENGEN270 or ENGG279 or ENMP282

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