ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

CIV2ESD

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the environmental impacts and sustainability of civil construction. The subject also discusses techniques and strategies that may be used for sustainable design and construction of civil engineering projects. Topics covered in this subject include: introduction to Environmental Engineering; protecting the environment and climate change; legislation and regulations; water resources engineering; understanding of water pollution and water treatment; air pollution and standards; noise pollution and controls; solid and hazardous waste management; resource conservation and recovery of materials for sustainability; the principles of restoration, reclamation, revegetation and rehabilitation; environmental sustainable design (ESD) principles. These topics develop a conceptual understanding of environmental and sustainable engineering practices and the achievement of sustainable outcomes in civil engineering.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Environmental Engineering, 5th, ednPrescribedMackenzie, D & Cornwell, D 2009MCGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the science and engineering principles that can impact on environmental degradation and Climate Change and be used to improve the natural environment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Students observe practical demonstrations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply legislative requirements, codes and regulations pertinent to environmental engineering in developing and delivering engineering projects particularly relating to assess air and noise pollution compliance.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply principles of sustainable design and water resource engineering and management in dealing with environmental issues and solving problems related to water quality.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop a comprehensive environmental impact assessment, drawing on fundamental physical, chemical, and biological concepts, for environmental problems dealing with water and air quality and pollution for an engineering site.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods, principles and importance of restoration and rehabilitation programs.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Create Solid Waste and Hazard Waste Management programs, focussing on avoidance, reuse and recovery techniques for sustainability.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Small groups to examine and debate environmental and sustainable issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quizzes15 01, 05
Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Report and Presentation (Environmental Effects Statement) (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 02, 03, 04, 06