Aug 23, 2019  
2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED 
    
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APSC 151 Earth Systems and Engineering F | 4


Lecture: 3
Lab: 1
Tutorial: 0
This course provides an introduction to the complex Earth System (which encompasses the solid earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere), and our interactions with it. Using the Earth System as a framework, and coupled with the over-arching theme of sustainability, key concepts/issues relevant to engineers are dealt with, including: population demographics and resource usage; geopolitics; modeling of “fuzzy” systems; risk assessment and risk management; local- and global-scale impacts of engineering works on the government; short- and long-term natural and anthropogenic changes (including global warming); moral and ethical considerations.

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 24
Complementary Studies 12
Engineering Science 12
Engineering Design 0



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