SEAD Course List

TISED courses are listed as SEAD (Sustainability in Engineering and Design) and are for-credit upper-year undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Faculty of Engineering. Most courses are open to students in all departments of the Faculty of Engineering. Certain courses may also fulfill degree requirements. Please consult your department advisor or supervisor about SEAD courses.

Use the menu on the left to find out more information, including how to register, for select SEAD courses. Use Minerva to see when SEAD courses are scheduled. 

 

SEAD Course List:

 

SEAD 510: Energy Analysis (4 credits)

Critical analysis of the importance of energy to society, the unsustainability of the current energy system, and potential options for a sustainable energy system. Topics include: peak oil and climate change, fundamental energy metrics, traditional and alternative primary and secondary power systems, and energy storage technologies. Quantitative energy analysis is applied to a set of case studies investigating energy use, energy generation, and energy storage and transport.

More info: www.mcgill.ca/tised/education/sead510

Offered Fall 2018

 

SEAD 515: Climate Change Adaptation and Engineering Infrastructure (3 credits)

Climate resilience and sustainability of engineering systems such as the built environment and engineering infrastructure in the context of a changing climate, possible mitigation and adaptation strategies and associated challenges and opportunities. Review of the basic principles that underpin the science of climate change; the role of global and regional climate models in predicting the behaviour of the climate system in response to different forcing scenarios, and the use of climate model outputs in support of across scale climate-resilience of various engineering systems including infrastructure systems. 

More info: www.mcgill.ca/tised/education/sead515

Offered Winter 2019

 

SEAD 520: Life Cycle-Based Environmental Footprinting (3 credits)

Introduction to Life Cycle-Based Environmental Footprinting and the application of basic methods for life-cycle environmental inventory and impacts modeling. LCA theory and quantitative analysis, approaches for assessing and reducing the environmental impacts of product, process, and technology systems. System boundary and functional unit design approaches, process-based and input-output-based methods for modeling mass and energy flows in life-cycle systems. How LCA can facilitate sustainable technology innovation and deployment, behavioural and societal changes, and policies, standards and regulations.

More info: https://mcgill.ca/tised/education/sead520

Offered Winter 2019