University of Technology Sydney

48350 Environmental and Sanitation Engineering

6cp; 2hpw (workshop), 2hpw (lab), on campus
Requisite(s): 60101 Chemistry and Materials Science OR 65111 Chemistry 1



This subject introduces civil engineering students to essential environmental concepts and the environmental consequences of typical engineering activities. It offers a better understanding of the interrelationship between engineering, the environment and society, which provides the transition from academic knowledge to real-life situations encountered during planning, designing and implementing civil engineering projects. The subject helps students: develop an awareness of environmental issues; reinforce the implication of certain processes such as construction within a natural system; become familiar with both preventive and management strategies to minimise air, water, soil and noise pollution; and understand concepts and design of water pollution control mechanisms.

Students acquire the relevant knowledge and critiquing skills that civil engineers require when working in environmental areas related to pollution control, environmental control and resource protection and management. They also develop skills of systems-thinking and problem-solving to develop better economical and environmentally sound structures or buildings.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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