CP551 Sustainable Development
Module 1 (held on August 24 and 28, 2009):
Components of sustainable development: environment, economy and society. Games and group discussions to introduce the need for sustainable development in today’s world.
Module 2 (held on September 18, 2009):
Concepts of economic development and human development. Economic development indices and their critique. Human development index and its critique. Discussion on sustainable development indices.
Group discussion on economic development, and the impact on public health and environment.
Group discussion on climate change and development, and other environmental and ecological related issues in today’s world.
Module 5 (held on September 25, 2009):
Science, technology, innovations and sustainable development.
Assignment #1 (preparation on October 02, 2009 and discussion on October 09, 2009):
Worked examples of Module 5 were presented by the class and discussed.
Industrial Pumping systems (ppt) by R. Shanthini
Temperature Control of Buildings by W.M. Lahiru Y. Walisinghe
Domestic Water Systems by Uditha Weerasamudra
Passenger Vehicles by Udaya Karunathilake
Electronic and Computer Systems by Akbo Rupasinghe
A total of 10 marks is assigned for the ability of the student to defend the methods used in the worked example assigned to the student.
Module 6 is being modified (held on October 16, 2009 at Seminar Room 03):
Energy and transport for economic development and human development, and their impact on sustainable development.
Assignment #2 (held on October 26, 2009):
Discussion on the following selected lectures on ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions’ of Module 6 will be led by students, each of whom is assigned a maximum of 20-min for presentation followed by a 15-min discussion (schedule emailed):
Opportunities for Energy Efficiency ins Manufacturing Industries (Lecture 5.2)
by W.M. Lahiru Y. Walisinghe
Opportunities for Improving the Efficiency of Boiler and Steam Distribution Systems (Lecture 3.2)
by Uditha Weerasamudra
Energy Efficiency Improvements available through Co-Generation (Lecture 3.3)
by Udaya Karunathilake
A total of 10 marks is assigned for the ability of the student to deliver and lead the lecture materials selected by the student.
Module 7 (to be held on October 30, 2009 at Seminar Room 03):
Industrial and service sector and their impact on sustainable development.
Module 8 is being modified (to be held on November 06, 2009 at Seminar Room 03):
Use of fertilizers and pesticides, green revolution and agricultural biotechnology in the agricultural sector, and their impact on sustainable development.
Assignment #3 (to be held on November 13, 2009):
Presentation and defense of the following sustainable development projects carried out by the students, each of whom is assigned a maximum of 20-min for presentation followed by a 15-min discussion (schedule emailed):
Carbon Management in fossil-fuel consuming Sri Lankan Industry
by W.M. Lahiru Y. Walisinghe
Efficient Utilization of Biomass as an energy source at home, restaurants and bakeries.
by Uditha Weerasamudra
A total of 10 marks is assigned for the project presentation and 20 marks is assigned for the report (due on the last day of the semester).
Module 9 is on the making (to be held on November 20, 2009 at Seminar Room 03):
Globalization and its impact on sustainable development.
Module 10 is on the making (to be held on November 27, 2009 at Seminar Room 03):
Information and communication technology and its impact on sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Project Report Guidelines:
Project report submission: Project reports in their final form are accepted until the last day of the semester. A softcopy must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com in *.doc format, and a hardcopy must be deposited in my letter box.
Marks Assigned: A maximum of 20 marks is assigned for the project report.
Format: Format of the report is entirely of your choice. However, formal referencing to the sources referred to is very important. Your writing should be short and snappy (that is, to the point) and factual. Sentences must be properly formed with absolutely no spelling mistakes. A sample report is made available for your information. Keep in mind that word to word reproduction of material available elsewhere will disqualify you in the CP551 project component.
Information to be provided in the CP551 Project Report:
The report (about 2000 to 4000 words) should contain clear statements on
· the system studied (maximum of 2 marks),
· recommendations made to improve the sustainability of the system studied (maximum of 10 marks)
· economically, environmentally and socially sustainable features of the improved system (maximum of 3 marks),
· economically, environmentally and socially unsustainable features of the improved system (maximum of 3 marks), and
· the references used should be listed at the end of the report following standard format (maximum of 2 marks)
Sustainable Development Project Presentation Assessment Sessions:
· A maximum of 10 marks is assigned for the project report.
· Student gets 20 minutes to present his project and about 10 to 15 minutes to defend it.
· The socially, economically and ecologically sustainable and unsustainable features of the system studied and of the recommendations made should be clearly presented during the presentation.
· All CP551 students are expected to be present during the presentation assessment sessions.
· One question in the CP551 examination would be based on the discussions taking place during the said sessions.
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updated on October 30, 2009