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

  • 36 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


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
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Assess the environmental impacts in conjunction with economic impacts of particular engineering approaches/applications
ULO2Apply the relevant processing techniques, e.g. sorting, physical separation, and decontamination of products and their components
ULO3Apply the relevant recycling techniques for metals, plastics and ceramics components
ULO4Decide the choice of engineering materials for particular products to minimise the environmental impact
ULO5Analyse the engineering performance of recycled materials
ULO6Apply sustainability software to carry out life cycle assessment of products and communicate results in oral presentation and project report