Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code STEM001
Subject Name Sustainable Futures through Maths, Physics and Engineering
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Assumed Knowledge:
HSC Mathematics 2 Unit equivalent or above
HSC Physics or equivalent
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Reflection Report 1 (20%); Reflection Report 2 (30%); Quiz (20%); Final Exam (30%).
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Summer Master Class Course  (03-01-2017 to 20-01-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 06-01-2017

Subject Description
This subject will enable students to explore the role that Mathematics, Physics and Engineering play in creating an environmentally and socially sustainable future. Students will learn introductory concepts in University level Mathematics and Physics and apply them through the Engineering method to solve technical challenges faced by communities seeking sustainable living. Students will examine the Physics of conservation of energy and see how this fundamental concept is being used to generate electricity and manage water supply everywhere from small scale off grid communities to the world’s biggest cities.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Draw on knowledge to critically reflect on learning experiences.
2. Apply conservation laws to develop mathematical models to predict behaviour in a physical system.
3. Utilise the engineering method to solve multi-faceted problems.
4. Identify and describe underpinning physical principles in renewable energy and water management technologies.
5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and time management.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject is only available to Un2Uni students.

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