Introduction to Industrial Sustainability
Course Number: GT 101
Transcript Title: Intro to Indust Sustainability
Created: March 16, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Students explore a broad overview of sustainability and environmental engineering. Students learn the principles, concepts, and technology of alternative resources including power production by wave energy, wind energy, solar energy, hydrogen-fuel devices and other emerging alternative power generation systems. Students learn the basics of sustainability in an industrial context, including energy conservation, waste reduction and preventive maintenance.
- Identify the major alternative energy producing resources.
- Describe the advantages and/or disadvantages of various alternative energy production systems.
- Identify major technologies used in alternative energy producing resources.
- Apply strategies for determining which alternative energy resources to use in various applications.
- Describe the importance of sustainable industrial practices for maintain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Intelitek on-line activities including end of section tests and final evaluation.
- Instructor generated evaluation including tests and projects.
- Hands on evaluation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Basics of industrial sustainability
- Basics of environmental engineering
- Overview of solar and wind
- Overview of bio-mass and bio-fuel
- Principles of wave energy
- Hydrogen-fuel production
- Overview of sustainability in production/operations and repair/maintenance systems at industrial, small business and farm levels
- Fundamentals of waste reduction and process improvement
- Lean technology
- Maintenance and troubleshooting of alternative energy production systems