Sustainable Design

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Design

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Design Management, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    1. Respond to current sustainability issues as they relate to design in a chosen context.
    2. Articulate the problem-solving processes leading to a design solution, using written, graphical and verbal presentation skills.
    3. Operationalise the ideation process, from conception to delivery of a fully developed concept model/prototype.
    Social influences
    Social responsibility
    Personal choice
    Statutory control
    Economic constraints
    Environmental influences
    Life-cycle costing
    Green technology
    Recycling, reusing and disassembling
    Redundant packaging and waste
    Design integration
    Design process mapped and justified in terms of:
    Commercial acceptability
    Environmental acceptability
    Functional acceptability
    Prototype production
    Materials selection
    Manufacturing process selection
    Resource management

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.