Broad and complex challenges associated with sustainability of materials. Aspects of product lifecycle related to material selection and use (processing, production, design, end-of-life).
|Paper title||Treasure or Trash: Sustainability of Materials|
|Subject||Materials Science and Technology|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Summer School, Summer School|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- 54 points.
- Schedule C
- Commerce, Science
- Students who meet the prerequisite are welcome to enrol in this paper. The paper may be available on campus in Dunedin and as a distance paper through Summer School.
- More information link
- View more information on the Centre for Materials Science and Technology website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Sarah Wakes
Dr Linda Dunn
- Paper Structure
- The paper is taught in four modules:
- National and international principles of sustainability: principles of sustainability, legislation, certification models and assessment tools
- Resources (extraction and production): extraction of raw materials, waste, pollution, energy use
- Strategies for design and manufacturing: materials and methods of manufacturing
- Consumer role and ethical considerations: the role of the consumer in use of a product and ethical considerations for sustainability
- Reading list provided
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Communicate and apply principles and complexities of sustainability relating to materials and the role of the consumer
- Evaluate aspects of design, material selection and manufacture to improve the sustainability of a product
- Identify and evaluate relevant literature
- Communicate ideas clearly in written and oral forms