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ENE4506 - Materials and the environment

4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.083 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: J R Sellar and G P Simon


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Reclamation of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites); recycle, reuse, reduce; choice between energy recovery or landfill. Processing properties and potential end uses of recycled materials. Politics and local issues of recycling (overseas and Australian). Biodegradation of materials. Energy by-products and greenhouse gas load of production and recycling. Economics of materials production - cradle-to-grave analysis (dollars, energy, pollution). Market failure.


Examinations: 50%
Assignments: 30%
Oral presentations: 20%

Contact hours

24 lectures and 24 tutorials


ENE2503 or MTE2511, MTE2512 and MTE2530