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SURV454 Environmental Engineering

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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 0.1334
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,122.96
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,543.60

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Prerequisite
216 points
Restriction
SURV 428, SURV 554
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: TBC

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.
  • Discuss 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

Not offered in 2021

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.

This paper is offered in even-numbered years (e.g. 2022, 2024, etc.)

Paper title Environmental Engineering
Paper code SURV454
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1334
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 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 428, SURV 554
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: Dr Judy Rodda

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

A course reader and lecture slides are provided for this paper.

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
  • Discuss 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 lifelong learning

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 18-22
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-22