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Engineering Design for Sustainability

6 credit points applied towards the Bachelor of Engineering degrees

What is Engineering Design for Sustainability?

Engineering Design is the method that engineers use to identify and solve problems. Engineering Design for Sustainability refers to the ecological aspects that need to be considered as part of the design process (problem-solving process), taking account of resource and energy use, pollution and sustainability.

Sustainability is being integrated into all aspects of Expo 2020 and in this subject, students will develop solutions to engineering challenges related to Expo 2020.

Credit Points
6 CP towards the ENGG105 in the Bachelor of Engineering program (all majors)

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Fees
AED 750
(VAT 5% inclusive)

 
 

Pre-requisite(s): None
Mode of Delivery: Distance
Duration: 5 - 6 Weeks

Lecture Info
Day: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Online (WebEx)

Tutorial/Computer Lab Info
Day: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: Online (WebEx)

 
 

Students will work in teams and will undertake investigations, concept development and detailed design that demonstrates innovative and creative thinking. Students will consider the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of a design to produce solutions that are likely to be workable in the real world.

This subject is in line with Expo 2020 Dubai that aspires to deliver one of the most sustainable World Expos ever. Furthermore, this also supports the Dubai Plan 2021, the UAE Vision 2021 and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Career opportunities

Engineers such as architectural, civil, environmental, computer, electrical, mechanical etc. shape the current world and future. They have a wide range of career paths that can include: government, research, consulting, and industry.

Engineering graduates typically become Structural Engineers, Site Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Construction Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers, Design Engineer, Electrical Hardware Engineer, Systems Developer, Solutions Architect, Product Design Engineers, Project Management Engineers and much more.

Key highlights / Objectives of the course

The course will enable you to:

  • Design for sustainable ecosystem to minimize natural responses like COVID-19
  • Become familiar with EXPO 2020 themes and goals
  • Draw 2D and 3D models in CAD software
  • Become productive member of a team and effective presenter
  • Recognize roles and responsibilities of different engineers in big projects for sustainable development

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for individuals who are interested in learning more about engineering trends, who would like to get involved in practical design activities and attain the skills required to address global challenges. 

It will provide students with the opportunity to meet top international researchers and professionals from sustainability areas.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon successful completion of this subject, a student should be able to:
LO1 Explain the roles and responsibilities of the engineering profession in society and various disciplines of engineering
LO2 Explain what engineers do and the core professional skills and attributes which are required to fulfil engineers’ roles and responsibilities
LO3 Apply analytical methods and engineering principles to produce engineering designs with social, environmental and economic sustainability in mind
LO4 Explain innovation in design and demonstrate creativity in the development of context-appropriate engineered solutions
LO5 Demonstrate self-directed learning applied to design
LO6 Communicate design ideas and processes effectively, both in writing and verbally
LO7 Work as a productive member of a team, recognising roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of individuals in a team

 

Subject Schedule

Week Lecture Topic(s) Learning Outcomes Session Type Delivery format Related supporting materials Assessment
Formative (F) Summative (S)
1 Introduction to Engineering Design, Meet the client. 1, 2 L Distance  Moodle materials  
Distribution of groups, first meeting, discussion of plans 1, 2 T Distance  Moodle materials  
Sustainability concept 1,2,3 L Distance Moodle materials  
Arduino project workshop I 1,2,3,4 T Distance Moodle materials  
Effective communication and presentation 1,2,3,4 L Distance Moodle materials  
Pavilion proposal presentation 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials Presentation 1 (F)
2 Engineering modelling, CAD, Engineering Drawing 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
2D Floorplan modelling workshop I 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
Ecological footprint 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
Carbon footprint
Water footprint
Arduino project workshop II 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
The emerging trends in sustainable construction materials 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
3D modelling workshop I 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
3 Project Progress presentation 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials Assignment 2 (presentation + report)
1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
Circular economy: Trends, and examples 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
2D Floorplan modelling workshop II 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
Sustainable Energy 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
3D modelling workshop II 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
4 Sustainable Energy 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
Feedback session for current state of projects   T Distance Moodle materials  
Transportation sustainability 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials  
Submissions of models 1,2,3,4,5 T Distance Moodle materials  
Final presentation 1,2,3,4,5 L Distance Moodle materials Assignment 3 (presentation + report)

Subject Timetable

Week 1
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 7/18/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 7/20/2021 Eid Holiday
Thursday 7/22/2021 Eid Holiday
 
Week 2
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 7/25/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 7/27/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 7/29/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
 
Week 3
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 8/1/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 8/3/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 8/5/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
 
Week 4
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 8/8/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 8/10/2021 Islamic New Year
Thursday 8/12/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
 
Week 5
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 8/15/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 8/17/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
 
Week 6
Day  Date Lecture Time Tutorial/Lab Time
Sunday 8/22/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 8/24/2021 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm

Facilitator:

Dr Karol Sikora
Assistant Professor
Ms Abigail Copiaco

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