Undergraduate Course: Environmental Engineering and Sustainability 2 (CIVE08023)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course presents a broad introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainability, covering the Hydrological Cycle, how to assess the quantity of water available for use (potable water supply, irrigation, etc.), how to ensure the required water quantity is sustainably met and what challenges are currently faced by Engineers. Furthermore, transport contamination in water will also be covered through Transport Phenomena Principles. Environmental sustainability will be examined in an Engineering context, including basic concepts such as life cycle analysis and environmental impact assessment. This course will encourage students to think in an interdisciplinary way, make judgements and decisions to solve environmental problems in an integrated way.
Module 1: Environmental Engineering
2.The Hydrological Cycle, Water Demand, Water Use and Water Resources and Systems
3.Mass Balance Concepts
5.Evaporation and Evapotranspiration
7.Reservoir Storage and Yield
Module 2: Environmental Sustainability
A.Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
B.Environmental Impact Assessment
C.Coursework project on environmental sustainability
Module 3: Environmental Engineering
10.Pollution in Natural Water Resources and the Sag Curve
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam %: 70%
Practical Exam %:
Coursework %: 30%
The School has a 40% Rule for 1st and 2nd year courses, i.e. you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to resit it. You are only required to resit components which have been failed.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize the challenges faced by Engineers when interacting and exploiting our natural resources (e.g. flooding, pollution, sustainability issues).
- Understand and describe the major components of the hydrological cycle, appreciating the interactions between them, as well as describe and apply different techniques commonly used to measure different water and mass fluxes (e.g. precipitation, evaporation, river discharge, pollution spreading).
- Understand sustainable engineering and relevant concepts in terms of economical, technical and environmental aspects.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Environmental Engineering,Sustainability,Hydrological Cycle,Pollution,Transport,Env Impact Assessmen
|Course organiser||Dr Andrea Correia Semiao
Tel: (0131 6)50 5792
|Course secretary||Miss Paulina Wisniowska