ENVR06060 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Code
ENVR06060
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, Noel Connaughton
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 module introduces basic engineering principles, with a focus on the measurement of flows in the natural and built environment (hydraulics).  The module also introduces the use of maps and scaled drawings, basic surveying techniques, use of AutoCAD to incorporate scaled drawings in reports, and the principles behind the use of various methods for the conveyance of water and wastewater.   

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Carry out a range of mathematical calculations to solve practical environmental engineering and environmental science problems

2.

Calculate flow rates, velocities and depths for a range of flow measurement devices used in water and wastewater treatment plants

3.

Explain how to measure the flowrate in streams and rivers

4.

Use paper and electronic maps and drawings to identify and locate features and transfer a range of site data to maps and scaled drawings

5.

Carry out small land survey to record locations and levels using level, staff and tape.

6.

Use AutoCAD to incorporate scaled drawings into reports.

7.

Explain the various designs and functions of different systems for the conveyance of water and wastewater

Module Assessment Strategies

Participants must abe able to demonstrate on an on-going basis that they can apply basic environmental science and engineering principles to the understanding and solution of "real world" issues.
Ongoing formative assessment opportunities provided in class and through MCQs.

15% continuous assessment mark for survey of small area of college grounds using level, staff and tape.

10% continuous assessment mark for completion of assignment using AutoCAD

25% continuous assessment mark for a number of short question assignments

50% for final theory exam

 

 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Mathematical Units and Equations - visualisation of units

Calculation of surface areas, volumes and retention times

Calculation of flows in pipes and streams

Calculation of mass balances

Measurement of flows through various flow measurement devices and their practical application

Practical use of a level, staff and tape to carry out small surveys

Basic introduction to AutoCAD to upload maps, calculate areas and notation associated with maps and drawings

 

 

 

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 Practical Assignment using AutoCAD Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 4,6
2 Survey practical using level, staff and tape Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 5
3 Number of short assessments to test ability to solve practical problems Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Theort Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture combined with tutorials 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Computer Laboratory Field survey and AutoCAD Tutorials 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study, research, reading and reflection 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Directed reading material and worked examples provided on dedicated Moodle page for the module

 

Other Resources

Access to the dedicated Moodle page for the module

Additional Information

None