ENCN281-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Environmental Engineering

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Water quality parameters; mass balances; kinetics; surface water quality modelling; ecological systems; treatment of water, wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes; air pollution.

Learning Outcomes

To introduce students to …

  • Environmental engineering particularly as it relates to water and wastewater quality;
  • Fundamental environmental engineering concepts such as environmental kinetics; mass balances and contaminant behaviour in the environment (reactor hydraulics);
  • Systems theory, ecosystem structure and dynamics;
  • Process concepts for water and wastewater treatment;
  • Solid and hazardous waste management; and
  • Principles of air pollution management and control.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Restrictions

ENNR203, ENCI383

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
03 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
04 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
05 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
06 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
07 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
09 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
10 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
A2 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
20 Aug - 26 Aug

Timetable Note

Required Course Text: Partial lecture notes will be posted on Learn and can be downloaded before each lecture.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ricardo Bello Mendoza

Lab Technician

Peter McGuigan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Environmental Water Quality Parameters Assignment 10%
Mass Balance/Hydraulics of Reactors/Surface Water Assignment 10%
Water and wastewater assignment 10%
exam 40%
Coagulation/flocculation lab report 10%
Test 20%


Assignment Details

You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in both the term test and the final exam. A student who narrowly fails to achieve 40% in one of these particular individual assessment items, but who performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course at the discretion of the course coordinator.

Students may apply for Special Consideration for Assessment to allow for special cases (illness, etc.) that affect performance on tests. Special Consideration for Assessment will not be considered for the water quality assignment, mass balance assignment, water and wastewater treatment assignment, ecosystems assignment or the coagulation/flocculation lab, although students may discuss late submittals of these with the instructor in charge of that particular assessment. A penalty will be assessed for late assignments. The penalty for this course has been set at 20 % per day of the actual marks available for the item of assessment. In evaluating grades involving Special Consideration for Assessment, the tests are considered separately from other assessment. Because a number of courses are usually affected when ill fortune strikes, students should see the first professional co-ordinator when difficulties arise.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Mihelcic, James R. , Zimmerman, Julie Beth., Auer, Martin T; Environmental engineering : fundamentals, sustainability, design; John Wiley, 2010.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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