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CHNG5003: Green Engineering

Green engineering, eco-technology and sustainable technology are all interchangeable terms for the design of products and processes that maximise resource and energy efficiency, minimise (or preferably eliminate) waste and cause no harm to the environment. In modern society, engineers equipped with the skills to develop sustainable technologies are tremendously valuable. This unit of study will examine cutting edge examples of sustainable technologies across a broad range of applications relevant to chemical and biomolecular engineering. The delivery of teaching and learning material will be exclusively in project mode. Students will be expected to critically analyse modern engineering processes and improve them, from the ground up if necessary, so that they satisfy the criteria of eco-design. At the completion of this unit of study students should have developed an appreciation of the underlying principles of green engineering and be able to demonstrate they can apply these skills to new and novel situations. Students are expected to develop an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations, coupled with an ability to independently research new areas and be critical of what is found, and an ability to cope with experimental data, change and uncertainty through critical thinking.

Code CHNG5003
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Completion of 72 cp in science, engineering or equivalent

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the principles of green engineering and eco-design and their current interpretations in engineering practice
  • LO2. Apply sustainability principles in analysing and optimising a given engineering process from the ground up.
  • LO3. Identify and critically review a broad range cutting edge examples of sustainable technologies relevant to chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • LO4. Exhibit effective interpersonal communication and demonstrate team-based working skills
  • LO5. Communicate clearly and concisely