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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IB - 2012/2013
Leader: Dr H R Shercliff
The need to move rapidly toward a lower carbon economy is widely accepted in the Engineering community, to mitigate against climate change, to improve future energy security, and to assist the developing economies of the world. This course will illustrate some of the current issues and applied developments relating to sustainability, in all areas of Engineering. Students follow up the lecture course with their own short research project over the Christmas vacation, submitted as a poster.
As specific objectives, at the end of the course students should:
A combination of CUED teaching staff and external speakers will address the following topics (Abstracts):
COURSEWORK and ASSESSMENT
Coursework instructions will be issued with suggested issues and questions to follow up on each lecture. Students will identify and select a technical topic of their own choice and interest in the broad area of Sustainable Engineering, either motivated by the lectures and suggested topics, or from their own reading. Independent research into this topic will be conducted over the Christmas vacation, leading to preparation of a poster summarising the key findings. The expected time to be spent on the research project and poster is 10-15 hours.
Deadline for poster submission (in electronic format as PDF): Friday January 18th, 4pm (via CamTools: details to follow).
Standard credit: 10 marks (from maximum of 14); penalty of 1 mark per day poster is late.
Additional on-line resources for this module will be provided via Camtools
Recommended books for the research project and for general interest are: