During the successful completion of this coursework, you will employ your awareness and critical approach to proposing design solutions as may be applied to a complex context within sustainable design. This will allow you to demonstrate your ability and skills within the application of knowledge and data evidenced by your ability to propose, define and critically discuss the technical and societal outcomes of a design proposal. You will comment on data reliability and uncertainty issues and express your outcomes in relation to professional obligations to society and the environment.
A critical task for engineering practitioners is the management of schemes supporting society to become more sustainable. Nearly every activity of modem life must reduce its environmental impact for sustainability goals to be delivered, this in turn requires both technological innovation and behavior change. As engineering practitioners undertake innovative and problem-solving activities it is important that the needs of diverse stakeholders are considered.
A core activity for engineering practitioners is the management of the deployment of energy-generating technologies and consumption reduction initiatives within urban, rural, coastal, or wilderness environments. In addition to understanding the function of devices, their supporting Infrastructure, and project management such engineers must be familiar with general aspects of sustainable development.
Energy and consumption reduction are just two of a wide range of issues that regard the application of the sustainable development philosophy. For such wider issues, you are strongly suggested to refer to the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) introduced by the United Nations (UN) in 2015′.