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Module Title
Environmental Engineering 1
Reference EN3590 Version 3
Created May 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with an appreciation of factors that contribute to water pollution and the means through which it can be controlled.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Recognise and discuss industry's legal requirements in terms of wastewater pollutants within the UK and Europe.
2 Describe effluent discharge and dispersion in terms of fluid dynamics.
3 Describe methods of water pollution control, including process selection, recycling, and ultimate disposal of residual wastes.
4 Select methods for controlling water pollution for specific industrial applications.

Indicative Module Content
Water pollution control legislation: clean water act. Effluent discharge. Water pollution control: wastewater treatment, water reuse, ultimate disposal. Process selection and installation design.

Module Delivery
This module is a lecture-based module with tutorials, directed self-study, laboratory work and private study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 45 45
Non-Contact Hours 105 105
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: Selection of case study material and its presentation in the form of a report.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Closed book examination.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve a 40% weighted average mark from the exam and coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual exam and coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A =>70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Mathematics 2 (CM2901) and Thermofluids 2 (EN2702) or their equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 KIELY, G., 1998. Environmental Engineering. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
2 WEINER, R.F., 2003. Environmental Engineering. 4th Ed. Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann
3 MURALI, K.I.V. & VALLI M., 2017. Environmental Management:Science and Engineering for Industry. Oxford. Butterworth-Heinemann

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781