Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Course Catalog Description:

Multidisciplinary approach to environmentally sustainable manufacturing with a focus on green cell phone design as a case study. The course is comprised of engineering, economic, public policy and industrial ecology aspects. Design, manufacture, policy and environmental impact will be reviewed as a function of the entire life-cycle of the materials from extraction through disposal or recycling. Prerequisites: Senior standing Engineering, Industrial Ecology or Public Policy



Green Materials: Science, Technology and Society

Catalogue Course Description:

Minimizing toxic hazards associated with material components of consumer products is essential for reducing the burden of disease associated with occupational exposures and environmental pollution. This course introduces the foundational concepts, methods, approaches and case studies in “green” materials adoption.



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