Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 70-hour independent study per semester
Prerequisites
1 of ENGR1711, ENGR1207
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8882 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignment(s), Examination
Topic description

This topic provides students with an understanding of the assessment, design and management methods required for engineering our environment. Specific content covered includes Air, Soil and Water Pollution and associated remediation, Wastewater Management, and the Water-Energy-Carbon nexus.

Educational aims

The topic covers four areas of waste management:

  1. Air - the fundamentals of managing gaseous effluent and associate remediation. This part will discuss the standards for use as potable water, recycled water or discharge into the environment
  2. Waste water - the fundamentals of managing liquid effluent and waste water management. This part will discuss the standards for use as potable water, recycled water or discharge into the environment
  3. Solid Waste - the fundamentals of the solid waste stream in modern society including recycling processes. This part will cover the life cycle aspects of waste and the prospect of minimising waste and maximising the economic value of waste streams
  4. Energy Waste - the fundamentals of the techniques and technology available to reduce energy waste and the Water-Energy-Carbon nexus. This will include building and transport systems design
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to able to:

  1. Understand the major technological and social drivers of waste production and management in the four areas of air, waste water, solid and energy waste
  2. Analyse environmental problems and propose technology and engineered solutions to these problems
  3. Understand the types of specialist assistance required for chemical, biological and other types of waste