BE 103 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

Title of Subject BE 103 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
Name of Staff Mr. Jinesh K J
University KTU
Syllabus 2016
Branch & Sem S1 Common to all


Prerequisite: Nil

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is:-

  1. To have an increased awareness among students on issues in areas of sustainability
  2. To have an insight into global environmental issues
  3. To establish a clear understanding of the role and impact of various aspects of engineering and engineering decisions on environmental, societal, and economic problems.


Sustainability- need and  concept, understanding sustainability and threats, environment acts and legislations for protection of resources; Different types of tools for assessing sustainability in engineering,  Environmental  Impact  Assessment  studies;  Energy,  Conventional  and  renewable sources, Green buildings, green materials; Natural resources and their pollution, preservation of resources, treatment of pollutants, Different types of waste, waste to energy concept, Global effects of pollution

Expected outcome:

The student will be

  • Able to appreciate and explain the different types of environmental pollution problems and their sustainable solutions
  • Able to apply the concepts of sustainability in their respective area of specialization


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  2. Introduction to Environmental Engineering: special indian edition,Mackenzie Davis, David Cornwell,
  3. Anil Markandya,  Climate  Change  and  Sustainable  Development:  Prospects  for  Developing Countries, Routledge
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