Module also offered within study programmes:
General information:
Annual:
2017/2018
Code:
DIS-1-732-s
Name:
Introduction to Sustainable Development for Engineers
Faculty of:
Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Environmental Engineering
Semester:
7
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż. Bergier Tomasz (tbergier@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż. Bergier Tomasz (tbergier@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

The course focuses on theoretical and pracical aspects of sustainable development, especially those important for engineers (i.e. green infrastructure, ecological and water footprint, LCA, etc.)

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 is able to choose and employ tools and methods of designing and organizing participatory processes to make decision in the area of sustainable development, especially in complex issues involving social, technical and environmental aspects IS1A_K02, IS1A_K07 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of exercises
Skills
M_U001 has knowledge on sustainability indicators and their application in practical issues, especially to find solutions for interrelated and complex problems of social, technical, environmental origins IS1A_U04, IS1A_U05, IS1A_U15, IS1A_U27 Activity during classes,
Presentation,
Report
Knowledge
M_W001 has broad knowledge on environmental consequences of civilization development, has understanding of complex interrelated issues (environmental, social and economic) IS1A_W07, IS1A_W26, IS1A_W28 Activity during classes,
Presentation,
Report
M_W002 knows methods of technical solutions and prevention of environmental risk and understands interconnections between different aspects of human activities and nature IS1A_W07, IS1A_W26, IS1A_W28 Activity during classes,
Report,
Involvement in teamwork,
Completion of laboratory classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 is able to choose and employ tools and methods of designing and organizing participatory processes to make decision in the area of sustainable development, especially in complex issues involving social, technical and environmental aspects - - - + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 has knowledge on sustainability indicators and their application in practical issues, especially to find solutions for interrelated and complex problems of social, technical, environmental origins - - - + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 has broad knowledge on environmental consequences of civilization development, has understanding of complex interrelated issues (environmental, social and economic) - - - + - - - - - - -
M_W002 knows methods of technical solutions and prevention of environmental risk and understands interconnections between different aspects of human activities and nature - - - + - - - - - - -
Module content
Project classes:
  1. Foundations of Sustainable Development

    Foundations of Sustainable Development – definitions, frameworks, trends, connection with technical and engineering science, case studies.

  2. Ecological Engineering

    Ecological Engineering – foundations, frameworks, philosophy, tools, indicators. Design constructed wetlands to treat municipal wastewater. Design constructed wetlands to store and treat stormwater.

  3. Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporate Social Responsibility – definitions, tools and frameworks, innovation management, advocating for company transition, reporting (GRI), case studies.

  4. Public participation

    Public participation in solving complex technical issues, Role-Playing Game – wastewater management in rural area. Stakeholders mapping and analysis.

  5. Systems approach

    System thinking & system dynamics – theory, tools, software, simple and complex analyses.

  6. ISIS method

    ISIS pyramid – participation process to develop innovations within water management in a company. Development of sustainability indicators for technical issues. Generating innovation and changes in a company operation.

  7. Sustainable architecture

    Sustainable architecture and infrastructure – LEED and other certification systems, off-grid buildings, water closed loops, water saving devices and solutions. Optimization of water system in a company.

  8. Natural resources management

    Sustainable management of natural resources, LCA, other tools and indicators.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 81 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in project classes 30 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 40 h
Contact hours 1 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The average of grades from all reports and works.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:
  1. Kronenberg J., Bergier T. (eds.): Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland. Fundacja Sendzimira, Kraków 2012.
  2. Bergier T.: Good practices of the integrated municipal management. Sustainable Development Applications, 2, 2011.
  3. Journal Sustainable Development Applications.
Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:
  1. Kronenberg J., Bergier T. (eds.): Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland. Fundacja Sendzimira, Kraków 2012.
  2. Bergier T.: Good practices of the integrated municipal management. Sustainable Development Applications, 2, 2011.
  3. Journal Sustainable Development Applications.
Additional information:

None