Week 1: An Introduction to Sustainability (Introduction, The magnitude of sustainability challenge, Energy, Material use, Environmental emissions, Economic and Social dimensions)
Week 2:Risk and Life Cycle Framework for Sustainability (Introduction, Risk, Life Cycle Frameworks, Life Cycle Assessment Tools)
Week 3: Life Cycle Analysis (Goal Definition, Life Cycle Inventory, Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Interpretation, LCA Software tools)
Week 4:Review of Environmental Laws and Regulations (Introduction, Environmental Law and Sustainability, International Programs and Protocols relevant to this course, Voluntary Programs from end of pipe to Pollution Prevention and Sustainability, Pollution Prevention Concepts and Terminology)
Week 5: Green, Sustainable Materials (Introduction, Environmental and Natural Resource Use Footprints of Material Extraction and Refining, Tracking Material Flows in Engineered Systems, Environmental Releases)
Week 6:Design for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental Indicators (Introduction, Sustainable Engineering Design Principles, Economic Performance Indicators, Environmental Performance Indicators (LCA)
Week 7: Design for Sustainability: Social Indicators (Social Performance Indicators)
Week 8: Case Studies (e.g., Biofuels for Transportation, Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain, Sustainable Built Environment etc.