2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
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)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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