Introduction to Sustainable Engineering Syllabus S1&S2 2015-16

Course No.
Course Name
L-T-P-Credits
Year of Introduction
BE103
INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE
ENGINEERING
2-0-1-3
2015
Course Objectives
      To have an increased awareness among students on issues in areas of sustainability
      To understand the role of engineering and technology within sustainable development; 
      To know the methods, tools, and incentives for sustainable product-service system development
      To establish a clear understanding of the role and impact of various aspects of engineering and engineering decisions on environmental, societal, and economic problems.
Syllabus
Sustainability- need and concept, challenges, Environment acts and protocols, Global, Regional and Local environmental issues, Natural resources and their pollution, Carbon credits, Zero waste concept  ISO 14000, Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental Impact Assessment studies, Sustainable habitat, Green buildings, green materials, Energy, Conventional and renewable sources, Technology and sustainable development, Sustainable urbanization, Industrial Ecology.
Expected outcome
The student will be
      Able to understand the different types of environmental pollution problems and their sustainable solutions
      Able to work in the area of sustainability for research and education
      Having a broader perspective in thinking for sustainable practices by utilizing the engineering knowledge and principles gained from this course
Reference Books:
  Allen, D. T. and Shonnard, D. R., Sustainability Engineering: Concepts, Design and Case Studies, Prentice Hall.
  Bradley. A.S; Adebayo,A.O., Maria, P. Engineering applications in sustainable design and development, Cengage learning
  Environment Impact Assessment Guidelines, Notification of Government of India, 2006 
  Mackenthun, K.M., Basic Concepts in Environmental Management, Lewis Publication, London, 1998
  ECBC Code 2007, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi Bureau of Energy Efficiency Publications-Rating System, TERI Publications - GRIHA Rating System
  Ni bin Chang, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications, McGraw-Hill Professional.
  Twidell, J. W. and Weir, A. D., Renewable Energy Resources, English Language Book Society (ELBS).


Purohit, S. S., Green Technology - An approach for sustainable environment,  Agrobios publication 

Course Plan

Module
Contents
Hours
Sem.
Exam
Marks
I

Sustainability - Introduction, Need and concept of sustainability, Socialenvironmental and economic sustainability concepts. Sustainable development, Nexus between Technology and Sustainable development, Challenges for Sustainable Development. Multilateral environmental agreements and Protocols - Clean Development Mechanism (CDM),
Environmental legislations in India - Water Act, Air Act.

 


L4
15%

Students may be assigned to do at least one project eg: 
a)                 Identifying/assessment of sustainability in your neighbourhood ineducation, housing, water resources, energy resources, food supplies, land use, environmental protection etc. 
b)                 Identify the threats for sustainability in any selected area and exploresolutions for the same
 

P1
II

Air Pollution, Effects of Air Pollution; Water pollution- sources, Sustainable wastewater treatment, Solid waste - sources, impacts of solid waste, Zero waste concept, 3 R concept. Global environmental issues- Resource degradation, Climate change, Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, Regional and Local Environmental Issues. Carbon credits and carbon trading, carbon foot print.  
  


L6
15%

Students may be assigned to do at least one project for eg:  a) Assessing the pollution status of a small area
b)                 Programmes for enhancing public environmental awareness
c)                 Observe a pond nearby and think about the different measures that can beadopted for its conservation

P3
FIRST INTERNAL EXAM

III

Environmental management standards, ISO 14000 series, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Scope and Goal, Bio-mimicking, Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) - Procedures of EIA in India.


L4
15%

Students may be assigned to do at least one project eg:




a)                 Conducting LCA of products (eg. Aluminium cans, PVC bottles, cars etc.or activities (Comparison of land filling and open burning)
b)                 Conducting an EIA study of a small project (eg. Construction of a building)


P2

IV

Basic concepts of sustainable habitat, Green buildings, green materials for building construction, material selection for sustainable design, green building certification, Methods for increasing energy efficiency of buildings.
Sustainable cities, Sustainable transport.



L5

15%

Students may be assigned to do at least one project eg:
a)                 Consider the design aspects of a sustainable building for your campus
b)                 Explore the different methods that can be adopted for maintaining asustainable transport system in your city.


P2
SECOND INTERNAL EXAM
V

Energy sources: Basic concepts-Conventional and non-conventional, solar energy, Fuel cells, Wind energy, Small hydro plants, bio-fuels, Energy derived from oceans, Geothermal energy.



L5
20%

Students may be assigned to do at least one project eg:




a)                 Find out the energy savings that can be achieved by the installation of asolar water heater
b)                 Conduct a feasibility study for the installation of wind mills in Kerala


P2

VI

Green Engineering, Sustainable Urbanisation, industrialisation and poverty reduction; Social and technological change, Industrial Processes: Material selection, Pollution Prevention, Industrial Ecology, Industrial symbiosis.



L5
20%

Students may be assigned to do a group project eg:
a)   Collect details for instances of climate change in your locality
b)   Find out the carbon credits you can gain by using a sustainable transport




system (travelling in a cycle or car pooling from college to home)
c) Have a debate on the topics like: Industrial Ecology is a Boon or Bane for
Industries?/Are we scaring the people on Climate Change unnecessarily?/Technology enables Development sustainable or the root cause of unsustainability?




P3

END SEMESTER EXAM

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