ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE

CIV4ESP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This Subject provides an insight into legal requirements, strategies and practices to deals with environmental and sustainability issues in engineering projects. Topics include: regulative and legislative frameworks that govern the environmental considerations to engineering projects; environmental engineering principles and practises; statutory requirements and processes in relation to the development and approval of an engineering project in an environmentally sensitive area; principles and methods of restoration and rehabilitation programs; design for sustainability and (ESD) principals; and carbon management principals. Studying through these topics, student will develop an in depth understanding of the regulative and legislative requirements related to environmentally sustainable development and sustainable construction, and of the Environmental Engineering Systems principles that use to manage environmental concerns in delivering engineering projects.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2EM1 and CIV3EM2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntegrated management systems for construction: quality, environment and safetyPrescribedGriffith, A 2011PRENTICE HALL, HARLOW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply relevant laws and regulations protecting the environment to engineering projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain and apply Environmental Engineering Systems principles to manage environmental concerns in delivering engineering projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop a comprehensive project proposal in an environmentally sensitive area and apply principles of restoration, rehabilitation

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Function effectively as a member as well as to provide effective leadership in a working team.

Activities:
Students in small groups are required to prepare a report on professional issues in environmental and sustainable practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including skills in professional presentations and engineering report writing.

Activities:
Face to face and online group discussions. Students in small groups to prepare the above report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Report and Presentation (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Assignment (site visit report) (1000 words)15 01, 02, 03
Examination (2 hours)35 01, 02, 03