|Environmental Management: Engineering Fundamentals - IEST7500
Note: This course was previously offered as CVEN9895 however changed course codes to IEST7500 effective semester 2 2011.
This fundamental knowledge (FK) course is intended primarily for Masters of Environmental Management students who do not have an engineering background. It introduces general engineering approaches and studies their relation to ecological sustainability. The course analyses this relationship in different socio-economic contexts, including developing countries. Students will address the tension between various forms of technical knowledge, the role of technology in the global economy, the relation between engineering and sustainable development and the role of engineering in environmental management. Students will be taken through various case studies of real environmental problems and will be encouraged to identify where technological solutions are appropriate and where they are inappropriate or inadequate.
Exclusions:This course is intended for non-engineering environmental masters programs. Engineering majors are excluded. The Institute of Environmental Studies controls enrolments in the course, so please contact IES if you would like to enrol.