Mechanical Engineering

ME5933*Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering 3 ch (3C)

The goal is to develop awareness and knowledge on forward-looking thinking of interaction of technology with human induced transformation of materials and energy from the perspectives of environment and sustainability. Topics include: humanity and technology; concept of sustainability; key questions of industrial ecology and sustainable engineering; status of resources; technology and risk assessment; introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA); LCA impact assessment and interpretation; streamlining the LCA process.

Prerequisite: Available to all students across engineering disciplines who have completed at least 100 credit hours in their engineering programme.