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Water quality parameters; mass balances; kinetics; surface water quality modelling; ecological systems; treatment of water, wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes; air pollution.
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.
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.
Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Required Course Text: Partial lecture notes will be posted on Learn and can be downloaded before each lecture.
Ricardo Bello Mendoza
Assignment DetailsYou 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.
Mihelcic, James R. , Zimmerman, Julie Beth., Auer, Martin T;
Environmental engineering : fundamentals, sustainability, design;
John Wiley, 2010.
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.