Engineering for Sustainability (Summer School)
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|Ciprian Cimpanemail@example.com||SDU Life Cycle Engineering|
|Mette Smølz Skaufirstname.lastname@example.org||TEK Uddannelseskoordinering og -support|
|Birgitte Lilholt Sørensenemail@example.com||SDU Life Cycle Engineering|
|Henrik Wenzelfirstname.lastname@example.org||SDU Life Cycle Engineering|
|Wu Chenemail@example.com||SDU Life Cycle Engineering|
|Tina Carøe Sørensenfirstname.lastname@example.org||TEK Uddannelseskoordinering og -support|
Learning objectives - Knowledge
- the history and development of global sustainability challenges (e.g., climate change, water shortage, food security, and energy supply) and policy frameworks/agendas (e.g., circular economy, green economy, bioeconomy, material and energy efficiency, urban sustainability, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals);
- basic concepts, tools, and theories used in understanding and assessing the sustainability of growth and development as well as in environmental system analysis and industrial ecology, especially material flow analysis and life cycle assessment;
- environmental impacts related to societal production and consumption activities and sectors (e.g., electronic waste, buildings, and transportation sector);
- the system perspective of sustainable development, especially the linkages of different sustainability challenges (including food-energy-water nexus and material-energy nexus).
Learning objectives - Skills
- choose appropriate environmental system analysis tools for addressing given societal sustainability challenges;
- assess framework conditions for industry or societal production and consumption activities;
- describe/characterize specific material and energy flows for a given system/problem, identify their impacts on the environment, and explore drivers behind and mitigation strategies from a systems and engineering perspective.
Learning objectives - Competences
- become aware of core sustainability challenges of modern societies and the potentials and limitations of engineering knowledge in addressing those challenges;
- start using system thinking and system approaches for solving complex problems and communicate the results with stakeholders.
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The examination is based on an overall assessment of:
- Attendance (80%).
- Group work based report handed in before/on the last day.
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Enrollment is limited to 30 students. If more applicants than places, applicants who meet the mandatory requirements are prioritised according to the below selection criteria:
- Undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities (exchange); international undergraduate and graduate guest students (fee-paying); undergraduate and graduate students from other Danish universities.
- Ph.D students from partner universities and other international Ph.D. students; other applicants.
Students are prioritised on a first come, first served basis, i.e. according to the time we receive your complete application.
In case a course is filled up, we try to offer you an alternative course from your list of priorities. All final decisions about admission will be sent out continually.