ENVR06050 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCE

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCE
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCE
Code
ENVR06050
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Ossian Geraghty, Margaret Savage
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SENVI_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection
Description

This subject provides an introduction to the environmental issues that are easily sensed by people and which can cause annoyance or, in more extreme cases, nuisance.  The learner should be able to identify the causes, impacts and effects of each and to outline strategies for the reduction of any impacts.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the terms associated with nuisance issues and describe, where relevant, the terms, conventions and units of measure appropriate to each nuisance issue

2.

Identify the main causes of each of the nuisance issues.

3.

Identify and explain the significant adverse effects of these nuisance issues.

4.

Explain the impacts of each of the nuisance issues.

5.

Outline strategies that can be used to reduce the impact or negative effects of each of the nuisance issues.

6.

Conduct practical investigative work in relation to a nuisance issue and communicate information regarding such investigation(s).

Indicative Syllabus

Annoyance and  nuisance

Visual intrusion

Light pollution

Noise

Vibration

Odour

Dust

Vermin control

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 9 1,2,3,4,6
2 Assignment Practical assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 3,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Year 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory and Workshops 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bies, D. (2011). Engineering Noise Control; Theory and Practice (4th ed.). Taylor and Frances CRC Press.

EPA. (2012). Guidance Note for Noise: Licence Applications, Surveys and Assessments in Relation to Scheduled Activities (NG4). Wexford: EPA.Kudesia, V.P.2008, Air Pollution, Pragati Prakashan, Meerut (e-book)

Luxon, L.M. & Prasher, D., Ph. D 2007, Noise and its effects,John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ    

Vincenzo Belgiorno, Vincenzo Naddeo, Tiziano Zarra, (2013) Odour Impact Assessment Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd

                   

Peters, R., Smith, B., & Hollins, M. (2011). Acoustics and Noise Control. Canada: Peason Education

Lodge, J.P, (1989) Methods of Air sampling and Analysis, 3rd Edition , Lewis Publishers.

Elsom, D.M. (1992) Atmospheric Pollution-A Global Perspective Blackwell Publishers.

Other Resources

Access to broadband

regional exam centres

Adobe Connect

Additional Information

None