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CME3112 : Sustainable Industry, Design and Manufacture

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide knowledge and understanding of the need for Sustainability to be a key consideration in engineering practice and business decisions. To provide understanding of the tools and techniques that may be used to implement cleaner design for more sustainable products and processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

The need for Sustainable products and processes including an understanding of Environmental, Safety and Governance risks. Methods of cleaner product and system based techniques, including some, but not limited to, examples such as, Eco-efficiency, Natural Step, LCA, Industrial Ecology, ENVOP, Biomimicry, Decision making in Design. Methods of measurement, such as key performance indicators including sustainability indicators, footprinting tools, Business communication. This syllabus delivered through the use of lectures, dicussion and workshops or class exercises.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:302:30Exam and presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Exam revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops29:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity120:0020:00Practical exercises
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study137:3037:30Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge and concepts of Sustainable Development and Clean Design and Manufacture are taught in lectures, through discussion. Case study based workshops and practical exercises allow the students to evaluate and understand the limitations and applications of tools and techniques in practice.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70N/A
Oral Presentation302M30Oral presentation of workshop findings (60%), discussion (30%), minutes of meetings (10%)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge is assessed by formal examination and understanding of the practical applications of Sustainable Development and Clean Design and Manufacture are assessed through participation in workshops.

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