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.)
About this paper
|Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- 216 points
- SURV 428, SURV 554
- Schedule C
- This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in surveying, land development and environmental engineering.
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Surveying's website
- Teaching staff
- 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.
A course reader and lecture slides are provided for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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- 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