Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering

MEE80002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


UG:150 credit points
PG: Nil

Aims and objectives

Develop an understanding of life cycle engineering and focuses on recycling of engineering materials and products at their end of life.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Assess the environmental impacts in conjunction with economic impacts of particular engineering approaches/applications
2. Apply the relevant processing techniques, e.g. sorting, physical separation, and decontamination of products and their components
3. Apply the relevant recycling techniques for metals, plastics and ceramics components 
4. Decide the choice of engineering materials for particular products to minimise the environmental impact 
5. Analyse the engineering performance of recycled materials 
6. Apply sustainability software to carry out life cycle assessment of products and communicate results in oral presentation and project report