ENCN375-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Systems Engineering for a Changing Climate

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Infrastructure systems. Risk and resilience. Ethics and environmental justice. Systems analysis.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will:

● Understand complex systems problems: the complex, multi-directional relationships between climate change, communities, and the engineer’s role (WA 1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
● Formulate and critically evaluate interventions into complex systems: strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change (WA 1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
● Understand your role, as engineers, as stewards of the natural environment–and act and communicate ethically and legally, with respect to the diversity of interests and people affected by climate change(WA 3, 6, 7, 8)
● Understand how to manage risk and uncertainty (WA 3, 6, 7, 10)
● Continually learn, integrate ideas and perspectives, and adapt as an engineer in a changing environment. (WA 12)


ENCN201 (for basics of engineering writing)


Course Coordinator

Tom Logan


Rebecca Peer and Daniel Nilsson


All assessments have a 30 minute submission grace period to allow for technical difficulties with uploading. Beyond this late assessment will lose 10% recurring every 24 hours.

*All quizzes will be open for two weeks after the end of the week with the exception of week 11 quiz, which will close on 5:00 pm on the last day of lectures, per university regulations.

Serious/severe impact:  You will be offered an equivalent alternative assessment that will replace your original grade.

Moderate impact:  A derived mark, based on your performance in other relevant assignments and relative to the class on all assessment, will be applied

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 245

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN375 Occurrences

  • ENCN375-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023