SEE2204 - Principles of Sustainability

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to introduce students from a science and engineering background to the discipline of Sustainability. This course gives students an understanding of sustainability investigating the complexity and links between the environment as investigated by the physical sciences and sustainable development as understood through the study of social systems. Students learn about the different ways in which “sustainability” is defined and understood, by different disciplines and professionals. The notion of sustainability is the subject of intense debate. The historical context and background of environmental protection, values and thought is presented.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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