CEME 1003 - Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

The dominant linear economy (make> use > dispose), wastes resources, is economically inefficient and leads to environmental damage. In a circular economy, the maximum value is extracted from resources in use, then products and materials are recovered and regenerated at the end of each service life. This course will introduce students to the systems thinking that is required to develop technological solutions and businesses models that contribute to making our economy more circular. Course outcomes 1. Recognise, explain and discuss how materials and energy flow through our economic system 2. Apply a systems approach to developing circular economy models to keep materials and energy at their highest value 3. Recognise and distinguish between strategies to achieve a more circular economy, including resource and waste management , eco-efficiency, clean production, industrial ecology, and how technology such as big data facilitates this 4. Understand how to apply life cycle approaches to quantifying environmental impacts of products or systems, including embodied energy 5. Have experienced or been exposed to energy systems concepts, including sustainable options for production, utilisation and optimisation of energy 6. Scope, investigate, critically analyse and synthesise information to design a creative & sustainable alternative to a "linear" model in a predefined context

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CEME 1003
    Course Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The dominant linear economy (make> use > dispose), wastes resources, is economically inefficient and leads to environmental damage. In a circular economy, the maximum value is extracted from resources in use, then products and materials are recovered and regenerated at the end of each service life. This course will introduce students to the systems thinking that is required to develop technological solutions and businesses models that contribute to making our economy more circular.
    Course outcomes
    1. Recognise, explain and discuss how materials and energy flow through our economic system
    2. Apply a systems approach to developing circular economy models to keep materials and energy at their highest value
    3. Recognise and distinguish between strategies to achieve a more circular economy, including resource and waste management , eco-efficiency, clean production, industrial ecology, and how technology such as big data facilitates this
    4. Understand how to apply life cycle approaches to quantifying environmental impacts of products or systems, including embodied energy
    5. Have experienced or been exposed to energy systems concepts, including sustainable options for production, utilisation and optimisation of energy
    6. Scope, investigate, critically analyse and synthesise information to design a creative &
    sustainable alternative to a "linear" model in a predefined context
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Leonard

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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
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    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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