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Module Description : Environmental Systems
Module Code(s) : CEGEG016 CEGEM010
Module Coordinator : Aiduan Li
Outline :

The module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of different environmental systems and how they are interacted with each other; as well as practical skills to monitor and assess environmental quality. This is an introductory course where students will learn the basics of environmental engineering sciences and the methods to analyse and manage environmental problems.In this course, we focus on six different environmental systems – air pollution, renewable energy, contaminated land, waste management, water system and groundwater systems. Students will also learn practical skills such as air quality sampling and visit environmental sites to learn how complex environmental problems are managed with a system approach.

Aims And Learning Outcomes :


  • Describe the basics of environmental engineering sciences
  • Describe and recognise environmental and civil resources as systems
  • Apply system principles to analyse and manage environmental problems
  • Apply assessment techniques to environmental systems
  • Apply monitoring techniques to environmental systems
  • Learn hands on how assessment and monitoring techniques can be applied to complex real environmental systems​
Pre- And Co- Requisites :
Assessment :

​80% exam (2 hour)

20% coursework

Reading List :

Colls, J. (2002) Air Pollution, Spon Press

Masters, G.M. and Ela, W.P. (2007) Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Boyle,G.,  Everett, B.  and Ramage, J. (2003) Energy systems and sustainability, Oxford University Press

Nazaroff, W.W. and Alvarez-Cohen, L. (2001) Environmental Engineering Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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