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Principles of ecological engineering, ecosystem biogeochemical dynamics, toxicology, stormwater and non-point source pollution control, sub-surface contaminant transport.
Ecological Engineering is a core 15-point course in the second semester of second professional for Natural Resources Engineering students only. It builds directly on prerequisite material in ENCN 281, Environmental Engineering, and advances the environmental science principles inherently used in Ecological Engineering applications. This course will involve applied ecology, biogeochemistry, maths, physics, hydrology and some design and decision-making. It aims to develop students’ analytical and practical skills in managing common environmental engineering challenges including stormwater treatment, wetland design, water sampling, low-tech waste treatment, and contaminant fate and transport. Relevant design guidelines and environmental tools will be introduced with appropriate examples.
Advance your knowledge on how to use environmental science and engineering design principles in solving topical environmental problems.Understand the fundamental biogeochemical principles affecting behaviour of contaminants.Understand and apply accredited environmental monitoring protocols required in environmental engineering practice.Introduce soil and groundwater contamination concepts and problems.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Simone Larcher
Important Notes1. All assignments must be submitted by the due date via LEARN electronically. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.2. Participation in both labs is a compulsory requirement for this course.3. Students in this course can apply for Special Consideration on the test or exam provided they have sat either the test or exam.4. It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the definitions, policies and procedures concerning academic misconduct/dishonest behaviour. Academic misconduct will be dealt with in a serious and appropriate manner.5. Students should be familiar with the University’s Course and Examination Regulations. The University of Canterbury’s Policies may be downloaded from the University Calendar at:3http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy/index.aspx. The Department Code is contained within the Undergraduate Departmental Regulations 2020, linked from: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/cnre/undergraduate/.
Kangas, Patrick C;
Ecological engineering : principles and practice;
Lewis Publishers, 2004.
Available through the UC Library catalogue as an e-Book, plus 5 print copies available in EPS Library.
Communication: Apart from class contact, all information will be disseminated primarily via LEARN. It is your responsibility to check LEARN for class notices and material posted. Students are encouraged to submit questions to the instructor(s) through LEARN at any time. LEARN will be used to manage all correspondence outside of office hours.
Domestic fee $975.00
International fee $5,500.00
* 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.