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Undergraduate Course: Engineering Sustainability 3 (CIVE09030)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe sustainability of the built environment is an increasingly important yet complex issue. The demand for sustainability is seen from clients, governments and the general population. The topic is inherently present in most other aspects of the delivery of the built environment such as design, materials and construction. This course will deliver an understanding of sustainability from what is known as the ┐Triple Bottom Line┐ that is from social, technical and environmental points of view.
Course description L1-L5 Sustainable theory and the triple bottom line
L6-L10 Stakeholder views of sustainability: client, designer, contractor and supplier
Students also undertake an intensive, group based case study analysis of a sustainability topic of their choosing. This is assessed first through an Annotated Bibliography (30%) then by a group presentation of their findings (70%)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  57
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 49 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework %: 100
Feedback Mid-semester ┐Start, Stop, Continue┐
Detailed written feedback on Coursework
Oral feedback on presentations
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to: ┐ Understand the history of sustainability and the fundamental theory of sustainable engineering; ┐ Appreciate the various aspects of sustainability, both from a theoretical perspective of social, technical and environmental and also from different stakeholders ┐ clients, designers, contractors; ┐ Deliver and disseminate their understanding of the theoretical material through intensive case study and conference presentation.
Reading List
The Ingenuity Gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon, Knopf Canada.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsSustainability,Sustainable development,Sustainable construction
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 7159
Email: Simon.Smith@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: eto@eng.ed.ac.uk
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