Sustainability in Engineering Design and Manufacturing

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Course Number: ENGRG 7560
Course Name: Sustainability in Engineering Design and Manufacturing (Online)
Course Description:   

This course explores the engineering management systems and design frameworks necessary to understand the interrelated issues of environmental quality, sustainability principles, engineering best practices, and emerging manufacturing technologies.

The engineering viewpoint of sustainability starts with the systems engineering life-cycle process and includes the systems design evaluation processes for producibility, maintainability, disposability, and life-cycle costing. Key supporting engineering management processes includes trade-off studies and risk-based decision making.

Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Summarize the tactics, processes, procedures, and "best practices" for sustainable engineering as defined by professional organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), U.S. EPA, National Research Council (NRC), National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), U.N. Division of Sustainable Development (UNDSD), and so on.
  • Apprise the "big picture" of product and systems design in order to develop systems that are socially useful, politically acceptable, technologically sound, and environmentally safe.
  • Explain the importance of the technical and management processes involved with sustainable engineering and how they relate/interact with each other.
  • Defend the factors that can weigh in on a system's development aren't purely technical, schedule, or cost-related.
  • Supports the needed to balance the engineering aims for technical optimization with the need for client satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and the business sustainability goals.
  • Explain in detail a system's life cycle – from requirements development, to design and implementation, to testing and evaluation, fielding and support, and, finally, disposal—and the methods and tools recommended for each of these phases.
  • Supports the important components of sustainable engineering: the technical processes (i.e., logical analysis, design solution, integration, validation, etc.) and the technical management processes (risk management, configuration management, etc.) that go along with them.

Unit Descriptions

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Unit 2 The Sustainable Engineering Design Frameworks
  • Unit 3 The Design Management for Sustainable Engineering
  • Unit 4 Sustainability Implementation – Special Topic Report Assignment

Grading Information

The breakdown of points is as follows:

Activity Percentage
Two Discussion activities 5% each
Participation in the 12 quizzes 40%
Final Paper 30%
Final exam 30%

 

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