Environmental Management: Engineering Fundamentals - IEST7500

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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, different socio-economic contexts, including cities, rural and regional areas, and 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 School of Humanities and Languages controls enrolments in the course, so please contact HAL if you would like to enrol.
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