Course Description :

Achieving global sustainability is an urgent and almost overwhelming challenge given the rapidly expanding needs of a growing global population compounded by the effects of climate change. There is increasing recognition of the need to use a systems approach when assessing and enhancing sustainability. The course therefore focuses on sustainability as a systems-level problem involving coupled complex systems.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Apply system dynamics to address problems involving environmental, economic and social systems
  • Describe how Earth systems evolved and were transformed into Anthropocene systems
  • Quantify simple economic systems using input-output techniques and integrate with life-cycle assessment
  • Solve conventional environmental problems using whole system design
  • Translate simple models of environmental systems into system modeling language (SySML)
  • Develop, integrate and simulate simple models of environmental, economic and social systems using system dynamics
Hours & Credits :
3C, 3H
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