ENCN481-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Environmental Engineering Design

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


Project-based design for treatment of contaminated media. Could include treatment of drinking water, wastewaters, landfill design, or remediation of contaminated soils. Laboratories, field trips.

The course is taught as two parts.  The first part will be on nutrient recovery associated with management of domestic wastewater while the second part will be on drinking water treatment.

Learning Outcomes

1. To develop specialised environmental engineering design skills using advanced technical knowledge.
2. To develop skills of engineering design integration in an environmental engineering context.


ENCN281 or Subject to approval of the Director of Studies


ENCI481, ENCI482

Course Coordinator

Ricardo Bello Mendoza


James Mihelcic


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Nutrient management design report (groups of 2) 20%
Assignments on nutrient management (2 * 3% each) 6%
Mid term test (1 h, nutrient management) 14%
Drinking water treatment design report (groups of 2) 20%
Assignments on drinking water treatment (including lab reports) (4 * 3% each) 12%
Exam (2 h, drinking water treatment) 28%

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 either the test or exam, but who performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course at the discretion of the course co-ordinator.

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control. Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ within five days of the assessment. Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the course co-ordinator and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.  Special consideration is available only for the test and examination—not for the lab or the design assignments.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN481 Occurrences

  • ENCN481-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019