Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ME 421 Green Engineering: Materials Selection in the Life Cycle Design Process


3 cr.


ME 208 and ME 309.

Course Description

The course focuses on the environmental impact of engineered products and processes and will develop a systemic approach for the design or re-design of these products for improved sustainability. Topics will include materials and product design, materials selection methodologies, principles of green engineering and eco-design, along with Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Open-ended design problems and case studies will illustrate these concepts. The methods of assessing students include homework, quizzes, and design project presentations and reports.