Viewing: SMT 200 : Introduction to Sustainable Materials and Technology

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Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
200
031904
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Sustainable Materials and Technology
Intro to Sustainable Materials
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
03.0101
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Laboratory3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Steve Kelley
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab1515Nonone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Restriction: SMT majors or with the permission of the instructor

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and TechnologyRequired
The overall goal of the class is to introduce the students to the properties and production, and environmental implications, of common materials, including biobased, metals, plastics and mineral based. The class will connect the structure and mechanical properties of these common materials with the technology used for producing the materials from raw ingredients, and also the processing of these materials into useful items. In addition to the material properties, the environmental impacts, e.g., emissions of carbon, water, and pollutants, will be discussed. The concepts of embodied energy, mass and energy balances, water and land use will all be considered. The concept of Life Cycle Analysis will be introduced and used to evaluate the production of different building materials.

This course will serve as SMT student's introduction to the sustainable materials and technology field.  The SMT faculty is developing a Wood Products concentration within the SMT curriculum.  SMT 202 will now be strictly a Wood Products class. Its contents related to the structure of bio-based materials will be taught to SMT students in this course.  The original content of the 1-credit SMT 200 will be kept in the 3-credit SMT 200. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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No new resources will be needed. Dr. Kelley has taught the 1-credit SMT 200 class in the past.

The overall goal of the class is to introduce the students to the properties and production, and environmental implications, of common materials, including biobased, metals, plastics and mineral based.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this class, students will be able to



  • Explain in detail how the structure and physical properties of common materials, including biobased materials, metals, plastics, glass and mineral, etc., are related to their composition and manufacturing process

  • Explain the basic steps required for the production of these common materials, with a focus on the mass and energy balances throughout the process.

  • Apply the basic tenets of sustainability to the production and performance of materials.

  • Conduct simple Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) and appreciate the subjective and objective aspects of LCA.

  • Critically evaluate a manufacturing facility as to the efficiency of the process in relation to such factors as energy, raw materials, water, waste, etc.

  • Work in a group environment where each group will complete a project that requires each group to detail the economic, energy, and environmental impacts of alternative materials.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test40%Two tests 20% each
presentation20%End of Semester presentation on the technical, environmental and social impacts on the manufacturing and use of a specific housing material
Homework20% Multiple homework assignments may be required
Final Exam20%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

aeherget (Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:14:18 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus and adjusting requisites at initiator's request via email 3/7/2018.
aeherget (Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:38:44 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at initiator's request via email 3/14/2018 based on friendly suggestions from the March 14, 2018, UCCC Meeting.
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