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EENG6001 - Environmental Engineering

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Title:Environmental Engineering
Long Title:Environmental Engineering
Module Code:EENG6001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Environmental Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: Denise Barnett
Module Description: This module will give the student an understanding of the environment in an engineering context. Topics include water cycle, water quality, air and noise pollution, soil contamination and an overview of the interdependance between water, energy and the environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish water quality criteria in the context of regulatory standards and analysis results
LO2 Recognise parameters and indicators of water, air, land and noise pollution
LO3 Identify pollution measurement methods and alleviation techniques
LO4 Calculate hydrostatic pressure and forces
LO5 Identify and take account of the interdependency of energy, water and environment fundamentals
LO6 Research, report and present on a specific topic relevant to environmental engineering
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to water
Properties of water. Water in society. Global water distribution and the water cycle. Climate change. Water and the engineer.
Water Quality
Introduction to physical, biological and chemical water quality. Water quality standards. Indicator parameters and analysis requirements. Introduction to environmental engineering laboratory.
Water Pollution
Types of pollution.Diffuse and point sources of water pollution.
Air Pollution
Sources of air pollution and air quality indicators.
Soil contamination and remediation
Sources of contaminants in soil. Methods of remediation.
Noise Pollution
Sources of noise pollution. Noise monitoring. Noise reduction measures.
Fundamentals of hydrostatics
Hydrostatic pressure and force. Hydrostatic equation. Pressure Measurement.
Interaction between Water,Environment and Energy
Explore the interdependance between water, environment and energy.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination75.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Presentation and report on an environmental engineering topic 6 25.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 75.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning of module content 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Module Content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Month 0.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lectures 2.75 Every Week 2.75
Total Hours 7.75
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.25
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gerard Kiely 1997, Environmental engineering [ISBN: 0-07-709127-2]
  • L. Hamill, 2011, Understanding Hydraulics, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-230-24275-3]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Howard S. Peavy, Donald R. Rowe, George Tchobanoglous 1986, Environmental engineering, McGraw-Hill Singapore [ISBN: 0-07-100231-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EENEN_7 Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering 1 Elective
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory

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