ENGR405-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Industrial Pollution Control

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016


This course aims to advance students' abilities in applying and evaluating the physico-chemical treatment processes for industrial wastewater pollution control, air pollution, and contaminated groundwater remediation, as well as to expose the student to other less frequent pollution sources, such as noise pollution.

Learning Outcomes

To gain an understanding of strategies, legal requirements and appropriate technologies for industrial pollution control.

  • To teach the process design of selected treatment technologies.
  • To promote the solution of open-ended, multi-disciplinary problems typically found in industrial settings.
  • To explain principles of physical/chemical/biological treatment processes
  • To apply such knowledge to perform engineering calculations for simple systems
  • To promote in the students the ability to recognize problematic situations in which further information is needed to identify, evaluate and draw conclusions from all pertinent sources of information to find an appropriate solution to the problem.
  • To encourage understanding from the students on accepted methods that deals with uncertainty (such as safety factors) and to learn about its advantages, limitations and applicability, evaluating the potential risks and managing the physical risks in complex engineering problems.
  • To promote the concept of Kaitiakitanga and understand each engineer’s role as stewards of the environment.


Subject to approval of the Director of Studies

Timetable 2016

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Kirkwood KE06 22 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KD07 21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
2 May - 8 May
01-P2 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Kirkwood KE07 22 Feb - 20 Mar
9 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KE04 22 Feb - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KD07 9 May - 15 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:30 - 15:30 E9 Lecture Theatre 9 May - 15 May

Course Coordinator

Matt James Watson

Contact Person

Sean Pourazadi


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment Air Pollution 30%
assignment: Soil and Noise 20%
Final Exam 50%


Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

All ENGR405 Occurrences

  • ENGR405-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016