sus310 | undergraduate
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Introduction to Industrial Ecology
- Explain how to quantify sustainability.
- Determine how industrial ecology is related to biological ecology.
- Determine how risk evaluation is used to assess environmental impacts from industrial activities.
- Identify the fundamentals of social, legal, and ethical concerns in industrial ecology.
- Distinguish between green engineering and sustainable engineering.
Implementation of Sustainable Engineering
Identify the stages of process life cycle.
- Distinguish between the different types of infrastructure.
- Assess the approaches to design for reuse and recycling.
Life Cycle Assessment and Technological Systems
- Determine the boundaries of life cycle assessment.
- Describe appropriate system levels in industrial ecology assessment.
- Describe the design and development of symbiotic industrial ecosystems.
Materials and Energy in Industrial Ecology
- Explain the role of budgets and cycles in material flow analysis.
- Assess the relationship of energy and industrial ecology.
- Determine how water affects industrial ecology.
- Explain the application of industrial ecology to urban areas.
- Describe the applications of models in industrial ecology.
The Future of Industrial Ecology
- Explain the status of renewable and nonrenewable sources.
- Describe the role of corporations and the government in sustainable engineering.
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