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Introduction to environmental engineering

ENV-167

Lecturer(s) :

Barry David Andrew
Bernier-Latmani Rizlan
Holliger Christof

Language:

English

Summary

This introduction to Enviromental Engineering is meant to show the students how upcoming courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and other areas will be used to gain a scientific understanding of environmental problems and then help to solve them.

Content

Topics covered include (among other topics) environmental engineering concepts, water quality and treatment, risk analysis and management, forecasting, groundwater management and remediation, resource use, energy production, air pollution, and nuclear waste disposal.

Keywords

Water pollution, wastewater treatment, groundwater pollution, remediation, wells, exponential growth, logistic model, water resources, air pollution, nuclear waste disposal

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Basic knowledge (high school level) in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lecture ex cathedra and exercises

Expected student activities

(i) prepare the lectures by reading the parts of the textbook indicated on Moodle, (ii) work on the problems before coming to the exercice sessions

Assessment methods

During the semester, three written tests, each counting for 1/3 grade and lasting 90 min.

Resources

Bibliography

Masters G.M. & Ela W.P. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 3rd edition, 2008, Prentice Hall.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14CM1    
14-15 CM1104
CM1106
CM1221
  
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German