ENVR09002 2016 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 2 - WATER AND ECOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 2 - WATER AND ECOLOGY
Transcript Title
ENV. SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES 2
Code
ENVR09002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Mullarkey, Frances Lucy
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

This module describes the technologies used for drinking water treatment, waste water treatment and also reviews sludge treatment and disposal. In terms of ecology, the module introduces the concept of ecological conservation management, providing an overview of relevant legislation and policy in the areas of biodiversity, species and habitat protection, site designation and introduced species.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Review a series of treatment options for the drinking water industry and for waste water treatment and sludge disposal.

2.

Categorise specific Irish and EU legislation relevant to drinking water and wastewater treatment.

3.

Define relevant terminology, determine pressures and evaluate legislation and policy used in conservation management.

4.
Communicate by teamwork and individually, the effectiveness of water treatment and conservation management practices.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam - 50%.

Regular assessments will be undertaken via moodle and assignments uploaded via moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignment, practical test or examination that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Wastewater characteristics

Design and effectiveness of wastewater treatment plants; primary, secondary and tertiary treatment

Sewage sludge treatment and disposal

Drinking water treatment process

Definitions of ecology, habitats, species, ecosystems and biodiversity

Role of government, agencies and NGOs

Anthropogenic impacts on conservation and biodiversity

EU and Irish legislation and policy relating to drinking water, wastewater and conservation management

Designation of conservation sites in Ireland, National Biodiversity Plan, Invasive species

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 Classroom discussion and feedback. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % Week 6 4
3 Plan write-ups Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % Week 12 1,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of semester exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 14 1,2,3,4
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Offsite Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Actions for Biodiversity 2011-2016. Ireland's National Biodiversity Plan. http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/general/national-biodiversity-plan-english.pdf

Fossit, J., 2000. A Guide to Habitats in Ireland. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny.

Lucey, J. and Doris,Y. 2001. Biodiversity in Ireland, a review of habitats and species. EPA, Wexford.

Wildlife (Amendment) Act (2000). SI 38 of 2000.

URL Resources

npws.ie

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None