Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to develop sustainability awareness within the student and prepare them for their future careers in civil engineering where sustainability issues in conception, design, construction, operation, maintenance and demolition are critical. The first is to provide students with an in depth experience of the functioning of government departments, agencies and engineering consultancies in the state of Victoria. The second is to impart a detailed understanding and appreciation of the importance of the application of sustainability principles to all civil engineering practices. Students will gain skills in effective communication, how to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution, an understanding of sustainable design and development and an understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2GR


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHEAT - How to stop the planet burningRecommendedMonboit G 2006PENGUIN BOOKS
ReadingsMaterials and the Environment - Eco-Informed Material ChoiceRecommendedAshby, MF 2009BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one group presentation (20 minute maximum)14
one group report (2,000-words/student)50
three individual summary reports (500-words each)36