University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CEME 1003 - Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Assessment, in-class quiz, exam

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

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25112 WR01 40 12 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28846 LEC0 40 12 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.