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SURV454 Environmental Engineering

A discussion of the cause and impact of environmental effects and how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment.

This paper provides a broad overview of these subjects, such that students do not need to have pre-existing technical knowledge in the area of environmental engineering. Its main aim is to provide awareness of environmental engineering and its role in environmental management and an understanding of how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment.

Paper title Environmental Engineering
Paper code SURV454
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
216 points
Restriction
SURV 554, SURV 428
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in surveying, land development and civil engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Greg Leonard
Field Trips Support: Mr Alastair Neaves
Paper Structure
This paper covers the following topics:
  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Natural contamination
  • Risk management
  • Solid waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Water supply and treatment
  • Wastewater treatment and dispersal
  • Air quality
  • Development and preservation of land
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has two lectures per week.

There is also one practical session per week, which is used for a variety of purposes, including field trips, the screening of documentaries and in-class debates.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided in the form of PowerPoint slides.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Explain the concept of environmental engineering and its role in environmental management
  • State the causes and impacts of environmental effects
  • Summarise how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment
  • Explain the role of environmental engineering in environmental management
  • Explain the impact of development on the environment
  • Evaluate the environmental consequences of development projects

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A discussion of the cause and impact of environmental effects and how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment.

This paper provides an introduction to the cause and impact of environmental effects and how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment. It provides a broad overview of these subjects so that students do not need to have pre-existing technical knowledge in the field of environmental engineering. Its main aim is to provide awareness of environmental engineering and its role in environmental management.

Paper title Environmental Engineering
Paper code SURV454
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
216 points
Restriction
SURV 554, SURV 428
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in surveying, land development and environmental engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Greg Leonard
Field Trip Support: Mr Alastair Neaves
Paper Structure
This paper covers the following topics:
  • Sustainability and climate change.
  • Natural contamination.
  • Risk management.
  • Solid waste systems.
  • Hazardous waste management.
  • Water supply and treatment systems.
  • Wastewater treatment and dispersal systems.
  • Air quality standards.
  • Development and preservation of land.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has two lectures per week. There is also one practical session per week, which is used for a variety of purposes, including field trips, the screening of documentaries and in-class debates.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided in the form of PowerPoint slides.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
  • Explain the concept of environmental engineering and its role in environmental management.
  • State the causes and impacts of environmental effects.
  • Summarise how environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment.
  • Explain the impact of land development on the environment
  • Evaluate the environmental consequences of development projects.
  • Effectively communicate the core concepts of environmental engineering, orally and in writing, both as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Have acquired skills in environmental literacy and life-long learning.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-18, 22