Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Safe and Sustainable Design

CEE20004 12.5 Credit Points
One Semester
Contact hours
5 hours per week


ENG10001 Engineering, Design and Innovation /
CVE10002 Professional Engineering


Aims and learning outcomes

The aims of this unit are to equip students with the fundamental concepts of engineering for sustainability and sustainable development, introduce students to a methodology to develop sustainable engineering solutions introduce students to the green chemistry and green design concepts and to equip students with a knowledge of concepts of hazards identification and risk analysis.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, plant safety, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, human factors, environmental impact assessment and sustainability. (K3,K4,K5,K6,S1,A1) (EAC PO 1)
  2. Identify and assess typical sources of risk in a process plant by hazard identification and risk assessment. (K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,A1) (EAC PO 6)
  3. Apply concepts of sustainability and use methods and tools for development of sustainable solutions. (K5,K6,S1,S2,A1) (EAC PO 7)
  4. Work individually and in a team to analyze, interpret, and address problems in safety and sustainability assessment. (A6,A7) (EAC PO 9)

Unit information in detail

– Learning and teaching structures, content and assessment.

Learning and teaching structures

Lectures (36 hours), and Tutorials (18 hours) per semester


  • Engineering aspects of industrial safety in relation to economic and operational aspects
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Hazards identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental protection
  • Key government and corporate response strategies
  • Practices of efficient resources utilisation in industrial operations
  • Life Cycle Assessment


TypesIndividual or Group TaskWeightingAssesses attainment
of these ULOs
Assignment 1Group & Individual10%2
Assignment 2Group & Individual15%2
Assignment 3Group15%3
Team Work EvaluationIndividual5%4
Test 1Individual251
Test 2Individual101

Study resources

– Resources and reference material.

Resources and reference material

Bob Skelton, Process Safety Analysis: An Introduction, Gulf Publishing Company, 1997. ISBN: 0884156664 / ISBN: 9780884156666.
(Printed book in Swinburne Sarawak library)

David T. Allen and David R. Shonnard, Sustainable Engineering: Concept, Design and Case Studies, Prentice Hall, 2012. ISBN: 0132756544 / ISBN: 9780132756549.
(Printed book in Swinburne Sarawak library)