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SEAD 550: Decision-Making for Sustainability in Engineering and Design - Fall 2019

SEAD 550: Decision-Making for Sustainability in Engineering and Design

3 Credits

Fall 2019, CRN 27943


Instructor: Laxmi Sushama

Scheduled: to be confirmed.


Overview: This course is designed to enable students to make informed and practical decisions for bringing sustainability in engineering and design based on a range of tools, approaches, and methodologies, including multi-criteria decision-making, uncertainty analysis, game theory, sustainability metrics, life cycle analysis, and evaluation and impact assessment methodologies. The course will cover fundamental requirements of a typical design problem, identifying stage-development alternatives and options that promote sustainable solutions to engineering problems. A number of real life sustainability-related engineering case studies will be covered. 


Prerequisites and restrictions: No prerequisite courses are required. Graduate students and U3 or U4 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering (in all departments and schools) are eligible. Approval from TISED and the student's department or supervisor is required (see details below). Note that TISED does not advise students on if/how this course is to be counted in their program requirements; this must be determined by the student’s department.


How to register for SEAD 550:
1. All students who wish to register for this course must fill out the form below (you must be logged in to access the form) to obtain approval from TISED.

2. In addition, students must obtain approval from their department or supervisor.

a) Undergraduate students must be in U3 or U4 and must provide a completed course authorization form (www.mcgill.ca/engineering/files/engineering/request_for_course_authorization.pdf ) with a signature from their departmental supervisor. Completed forms should be scanned and sent to tised [at] mcgill.ca (TISED) (Tised [at] mcgill.ca) or dropped off to our office in person (MD 270). 

b) Graduate students must have their supervisor or department send an email of approval to tised [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Approval%20for%20SEAD%20course) (TISED) (TISED [at] McGill.ca).

3. Once you have submitted the form below and we received approval from your department or supervisor, we will contact you to let you know that the course SEAD 550 (CRN 27943)  has been opened for you on Minerva. You will then need to log into Minerva and register for the course yourself.



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