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Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in
Environmental Science and Management (EVSM)

Courses
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  • Courses listed here will be offered based on resources available in each term and year. Details about course offerings in a particular term will be announced at course registration time.

Foundation course

Environmental Management Courses

ENVR 5250 Environmental Economics and Management [3 Credit(s)]

The course is designed to introduce students to key contemporary concepts in environmental economics and equip them with the approaches in economics that are generally applied to analyze environmental problems and policies.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic concepts and frameworks in Microeconomics.
  • Apply a structured process to solve environmental problems.
  • Distinguish different ethical basis of environmental actions.
  • Formulate environmental problems to be solved by economic concepts and approaches.
  • Measure the benefits and costs of environmental protection actions by applying cost and benefit analysis (CBA).
  • Explain the economic arguments of promotion of clean technology.

ENVR 5260 Environmental Policy and Management [3 Credit(s)]

This course focuses both on how to make and how to study environmental policy and management. It will review major theories related to the formulation of environmental policies, including government reg ulation and economic incentives, and discuss the types of policy measures implemented in various public and business sectors. The discussion of environmental problems and policies will focus on examples th at are relevant for Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, but will also include the experience of other countries and the debate surrounding global environmental issues.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify key global socio-economic, socio-technological and ecological trends that influence environmental policy.
  • Explain intricacies of environmental policies.
  • Evaluate issues in environmental policies by taking into account the complex interdependencies between humans, society and economy.
  • Explain the role of science in environmental politics, policy, planning and management.
  • Develop well-supported arguments or points of view by using proficient data mining and literature review skills.
  • Develop basic public speaking and presentation skills.

EVSM 5230 Environmental Health and Management [3 Credit(s)]

The course will give an overview on environmental health and management, including topics on outdoor and indoor environments, workplace environment, water and sewage, food, solid waste, hazardous wastes, vectors and control, radiation, environmental health standards, natural and manmade disasters, risk assessment and management, etc. Each topic will include nature of the issue, known and potential health effects, control and regulatory approaches. More in-depth discussions will be given to occupational health hazards, with emphases on current control methods and technology.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the human health impact of various hazardous physical, chemical and biological agents encountered in the environment.
  • Assess the degree of hazard of various physical, chemical and biological hazardous agents encountered in the environment.
  • Employ various hazards control measures to manage and control the environmental health hazards to within acceptable levels.
  • Identify relevant regulatory requirements and challenges in managing various environmental health hazards.
  • Apply knowledge in their daily life to better manage environmental health for themselves and the community.

EVSM 6070 Environmental Impact Assessment [4 Credit(s)]

Introduction to environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the EIA process in Hong Kong. The components of an EIA report including air, noise, water, waste management, environmental risk, ecological impact, and socio-economic impact assessments will be analyzed. Environmental law, environmental management and the importance of public participation will also be discussed. Case studies from Hong Kong will be used and comparison with EIA in Mainland China will be made. Exclusion(s): ENVS 5116

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Critically examine a broad range of environmental impacts in the EIA processes.
  • Identify the complex interactions among the various key components in the assessment processes.
  • Develop analytical and presentation skills to locate and evaluate the interactive dynamics between environment and scientific principles.

Environmental Science Courses

ENVR 5340 Fundamentals of Sustainability Science and Technology [3 Credit(s)]

The course is intended to link the interaction between the human and natural environment, focusing on how the anthropogenic activities have altered the natural environment and provide an overview on the emerging science and technology of sustainability. The course will identify the impacts associated with resource consumption and environmental pollution, and present the quantitative tools necessary for assessing environmental impacts and design for sustainability. At the end of the course, the students should be cognizant of the concept of sustainability, the metrics of sustainability and be able to use the principles of sustainable engineering in their respective field of practice.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and explain social, environmental, and ecological indicators of Sustainability.
  • Identify grand challenges for sustainability and discuss emerging solutions for these challenges.
  • Define and explain the principles of sustainable engineering and make links to their respective field of practice.
  • Apply a life-cycle thinking in design for environment and conduct life cycle analysis to assess the environmental impacts of different products, processes and systems.
  • Work effectively in a team and interpret the project‘s contribution to sustainability improvement.

EVSM 5220 Advanced Environmental Chemistry [3 Credit(s)]

The course provides an in-depth coverage of topics on inorganic and organic environmental contaminants, their structures, functions, sources and emissions, distribution, transformation and fate in the environment.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define the fundamentals of chemistry of the four major environmental compartments, i.e. atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.
  • Explain the essential chemistry facts behind a number of well-recognized environmental issues.
  • Identify chemical topics relevant to the environment.
  • Conduct literature searching and information synthesis related to environmental chemistry.
  • Effectively communicate chemistry issues behind environmental problems both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audience.

EVSM 5240 GIS for Environmental Professionals [3 Credit(s)]

Introducing GIS concepts, working with spatial data, managing GIS data, integrating GIS data with Google Earth/Map, remote sensing and model data, applying GIS technology to support environmental planning and management.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish different data models in GIS to perform environmental analysis.
  • Generate dedicated spatial functions in GIS to assess and reveal the environmental impacts in graphical manner (such as finding the place to install wind turbines, producing the marine emission spatial map and studying the correlation between the frontal areas and pm2.5 along the tramway).
  • Apply GIS and other programming tools to integrate the spatial data to various scientific models to support environmental management and decision-making.

EVSM 5280 Introduction to Atmospheric Aerosols [3 Credit(s)]

Atmospheric aerosols, also known as, airborne particulate matter, are important air pollutants affecting our health, visibility, and global climate change. This course aims to provide a survey of the physical and chemical properties, the source identification, the atmospheric transformation, the sampling of atmospheric aerosols, and the determination of their chemical compositions.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the air pollution problem, in particular that in Hong Kong and PRD, and the main contributing factors.
  • Explain and use the basic concepts and terminology in atmospheric aerosols and particulate matter for communication and discussion.
  • Identify the common aerosol parameters and atmospheric processes governing the changes of atmospheric aerosols.
  • Apply the concepts and knowledge to analyze aerosol related air pollution issues.
  • Work in a team to analyze and comment on an aerosols-related air pollution issue, like those reported in scientific papers, and present and communicate the findings to a group of audience.
Elective Courses

Environmental Management Courses

ENVR 5370 Energy Systems, Sustainability, and Policy [3 Credit(s)]

This course provides postgraduate students the opportunity to enhance their multidisciplinary understanding of sustainable energy systems, transitions, and policy, with regards to the need to deliver sustainable development for all and accelerating climate action. With climate change accelerating, the ways we generate, distribute and use energy has been duly challenged, opening up new opportunities to rethink a rapid shift from fossil fuel-based generation to the deployment of sustainable energy systems. This course offers students a wide range of topics from conventional to renewable energy generation to electric mobility and transport to transmission and storage to markets and multi-level policy approaches to effect sustainable energy transitions. The course exposes the students to the sociotechnical nature of energy systems—in Hong Kong, China, and internationally, and an understanding that energy systems are not purely technological systems but are also embedded within politics and social dynamics.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain and provide possible solutions to local and global environmental problems with their social and economic contexts using advanced scientific and management knowledge and concepts.
  • Evaluate environmental impacts with scientific and evidence-based approaches.
  • Analyze contemporary and emerging environmental issues from different disciplinary and stakeholder perspectives.
  • Appropriately communicate an environmental agenda to different stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies and solutions to promote sustainability in government, business or educational sectors.

ENVR 5380 The Circular Economy – Institutions, Stakeholders and Modes of Implementation [3 Credit(s)]

This course provides an insight into the circular economy (CE) concept and its modes of implementation. While the central focus is laid on the CE development in China, comparisons with particular CE elements from other countries such as Germany, Japan and the European Union will be conducted. The main thematic content of this course are (1) institutional structures, (2) eco-industrial park estates and (3) waste management.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the significance and performance of institutions (rule systems) in the circular economy (CE) context.
  • Explain key concepts and metrics for CE system analysis.
  • Recognize how competing interests affect the formation of CE structures.
  • Identify municipal solid waste recovery practices and techniques conducive for the CE.
  • Identify and solve circular economy problems.

ENVR 6060 Sustainable Economics [3 Credit(s)]

This course is designed to give students an interdisciplinary understanding on the concepts of sustainability, and its contemporary trend of development. The course will cover component concepts on sustainability, its implications from resource (renewable and non-renewable) exploitation; the strength of sustainability with respect to human made or natural capitals; the assessment for sustainability; and the inter-relationships between sustainability and business, governmental policy and human communities. Exclusion(s): SOSC 5620 

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the developmental trend from a sustainability perspective.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different stakeholders in integrating sustainability into development.
  • Generate practical solutions in sustainability for different sectors and communities.
  • Implement sustainability assessment tools in case studies or projects.

ENVR 6090 Special Topics in Environmental Management [1-4 Credit(s)]

Offerings are announced each term, if deemed necessary, to cover emerging topics in environmental management not covered in the present curriculum.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the latest development in the technologies or management strategies on the topic concerned.
  • Integrate with the status quo knowledge/practices on the topic/subject.
  • Project the near future trend of development concerned.
  • Anticipate the research/business/in-field opportunities on the topic/subject.

EVSM 5270 Environmental Law [3 Credit(s)]

The course will provide students with the basic legal concepts which include the hierarchy of courts in Hong Kong, the difference between civil and criminal proceedings and their possible redresses or remedies available from the courts. Some important provisions of the basic environmental legislation in Hong Kong, environmental prosecution policy of Hong Kong and how to instigate a judicial review against a ministerial decision relating to the environment will also be covered in the course.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic legal concepts which include the hierarchy of courts in Hong Kong.
  • Interpret legislations and construct legal argument.
  • Explain the difference between civil and criminal proceedings and their possible redresses or remedies available from the courts.
  • Identify the important provisions of basic environmental legislation in Hong Kong, as well as environmental prosecution policy of Hong Kong.
  • Identify the techniques and procedures to instigate a judicial review against a ministerial decision relating to the environment.
  • Formulate opinions to the environment-related legal problems, correctly applying the applicable laws.

EVSM 5300 Corporate Environmental Strategy [3 Credit(s)]

The global environment will continue to degrade until there are significant changes in business practices and consumer behavior. This course will explore how environmental forces are creating threats and opportunities for business. It looks at "best practices" of numerous companies in different industries in order to understand how firms can reduce environmental harm and also be profitable. It explores how current business practices evolved to be environmentally harmful and why they are so "sticky" and resistant to change. The course uses readings, lectures and case studies for its delivery.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the conceptual relationships between a firm’s business strategy and the natural environment.
  • Assess the efficacy of the incorporation of environmental perspectives into business design.
  • Analyze business situations to identify alternative environmental strategies and recommend environmentally responsible solutions.
  • Apply an understanding of environmental issues to business decision-making processes.
  • Synthesize an environmentally sustainable business model for a business.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and teamwork.

JEVE 5900 Carbon Management for Sustainable Environment [3 Credit(s)]

This course focuses on quantification and management of GHG emissions. It includes organizational GHG inventories; measurement standards and protocols; carbon information management systems; low carbon solutions; carbon trading and offsetting.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe knowledge in climate change and global efforts.
  • Identify anthropogenic GHGs emissions and its quantification method.
  • Establish organizational GHG inventories with reference to international and regional standards, protocols, regulations and schemes.
  • Illustrate carbon management concepts and provide strategic business positioning for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

PPOL 5190 Policy Analysis and Design for Sustainable Development [3 Credit(s)]

Sustainable development problems pose some of the greatest challenges for policy makers around the world, and effective policy design requires analysts with strong subject matter understanding, creativity, and the ability to incorporate diverse perspectives and approaches. The goal of this course is to advance students' abilities to apply tools and methods, including analytical techniques and presentation skills, which are required for effective policy analysis and decision making in this area. Coursework in the course will be largely case based, and topical issues will be presented and mastered alongside different analytical skills and techniques.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate and use different core sustainability concepts.
  • Choose and use appropriate analytical methodologies for policy design and analysis.
  • Effectively communicate sustainable development policy recommendations to diverse audiences.
  • Critically assess and use different forms of knowledge in the development of effective sustainable development policy proposals.
  • Design policy to be effective in the complex adaptive systems typical of sustainable development problems.
  • Articulate the value of complex adaptive systems (human-environment systems) perspectives in their analysis of policy problems.

PPOL 5210 Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management [3 Credit(s)]

This course is intended for students interested in environmental policies and management of the natural environment and its resources. The course provides students with a basic toolkit of quantitative and qualitative techniques used in resource planning and analysis, together with case studies with which to gain experience of their application. Students will also gain knowledge of regional and global directives affecting the environment, as well as approaches to policy evaluation.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the most common causes of environmental and natural resource policy problems.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of major policy options in dealing with an environmental or natural resource problem.
  • Diagnose a given environmental or natural resource policy problem.
  • Analyze the political economy of designing and implementing environmental and natural resource policies in a given political, economic and social environment.

SOSC 5620 Sustainable Development [3 Credit(s)]

This course is designed to give students an understanding of how government and business professionals formulate policies related to the foundations of sustainable development. The course begins with an exploration into the concept of prosperity and conventional view of development in the context of environmental limitations. From that basis we will consider the economic, political and social ramifications of sustainable development and investigate the need for rejuvenation and innovation. Exclusion(s): SOSC 301E

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze agglomeration forces in the PRD from a sustainability perspective.
  • Evaluate whether stakeholders in different sector and community contexts are successfully integrating sustainability into development.
  • Generate practical solutions in sustainability for sectors and communities.
  • Develop teamwork and presentation skills.

Environmental Science Courses

ENVR 5310 Atmospheric Dynamics [3 Credit(s)]

The study of atmospheric motions is essential for a better understanding of the relevant meteorological phenomena. This course introduces the conservation laws for primitive equations and classical concepts in fluid dynamics, which will allow students to gain physical insight into the fundamental nature of atmospheric motions. This course is suitable for students who require the foundation of fluid dynamics for advanced study in meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and climate sciences. Previous Course Code(s): ENVR 6040G

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of fluid dynamics and key variables describing the structure and motion of atmosphere.
  • Formulate the primitive equations and perform their simplifications.
  • Define circulation and vorticity, and their relationship.
  • Describe dynamical structure of the flow in the planetary boundary layer.
  • Describe the quasi-geostrophic theory to depict and explain the mid-latitude synoptic-scale motions.
  • Interpret the observed characteristics of large-scale atmospheric motions with fundamental principles.

ENVR 5320 Environmental Data Analysis [3 Credit(s)]

This course is designed for students at the start of their postgraduate studies. The course will provide students with knowledge in understanding and using statistical methods in environmental science and applications. Probability distributions, parametric tests of significance against non-parametric tests, Monte Carlo methods, Principal Component Analysis, etc. will be taught in the course facilitated by extensive use of real world problems as example.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of basic statistical methods.
  • Use probability distributions, parametric tests, non-parametric tests and Monte Carlo methods to analyze environmental database and solve environmental problems creatively.
  • Use Principal Component Analysis, and correlation methods to analyze environmental datasets and discover the linkage between the data results and with environmental problems.
  • Solve the real world environmental problems using statistical tools independently and creatively.

ENVR 5350 Climate Dynamics [3 Credit(s)]

This course covers the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean and the coupled dynamics, which govern our weather and climate. The course will introduce the essential features of the atmosphere and ocean circulation, as well as theories about instabilities in geophysical fluids. Knowledge and skills for running weather and climate models and analyzing data are also practiced in the course.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic structures of the atmospheric and oceanic circulation.
  • Explain known mechanisms governing the variability of the climate.
  • Conduct further research related to climate variability.
  • Present their research/practice results to experts and general audience.

ENVR 5390 Satellite Remote Sensing and Informatics [3 Credit(s)]

Satellite remote sensing technique measures geophysical parameters from the electromagnetic energy emitted or reflected from the earth, and can be used to estimate earth surface characteristics, atmospheric compositions and profiles, and meteorological processes. This course provides a brief overview of the fundamental essentials to understand the remote sensing process, satellite data products, and their applications in atmosphere, land, and ocean.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the algorithm and process used by satellite remote sensing to measure the physical properties of distant objects.
  • Compare and contrast the most common sensors and techniques for satellite remote sensing.
  • Explain basic electromagnetic concepts and applications to optical sensors.
  • Define and exemplify the principles of applications in atmosphere, land, and ocean.
  • Access satellite remote sensing products from online data archives.
  • Apply data products for spatial and temporal variation analysis on parameters, compositions, and profiles of atmosphere, land, and ocean.

ENVR 6040 Special Topics in Environmental Science [1 - 4 Credit(s)]

Offerings are announced each term, if deemed necessary, to cover emerging topics in environmental science not covered in the present curriculum.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic structures of the atmospheric and oceanic circulation.
  • Explain known mechanisms governing the variability of the climate.
  • Conduct further research related to climate variability.
  • Present their research/practice results to experts and general audience.

ENVR 6050 Introduction to Oceanography [3 Credit(s)]

An introduction to the fundamentals of physical, chemical, geological, geochemical, and biological oceanography. It unveils the mystery of the oceans including the formation of the continents, oceanic circulation, and formation of precious minerals in the deep oceans; discovers ocean resources from phytoplankton to fish. The course will lay the foundation for sustainable use of the oceans and discuss human threats such as global warming, overfishing, and coastal pollution. Background: second year Science or Engineering.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe ocean sciences from interdisciplinary perspectives including physics, chemistry, biology, and geology.
  • Analyze environmental and earth system problems based on fundamental scientific principles and by applying interdisciplinary skill and knowledge.
  • Communicate problem solutions using correct oceanographic terminology in English.

ENVS 5113 Marine Ecotoxicology [3 Credit(s)]

This course introduces the impacts and toxic effects of environmental pollutants on growth, morphology and species richness of marine organisms with emphasis at the population, community and ecosystem level. Concepts and methods to assess the impacts of toxicants in marine organisms and environment will also be discussed. Exclusion(s): LIFS 5320

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the scope of ecotoxicology study and recognize the major classes of pollutants.
  • Interpret the major concepts in ecotoxicology study, such as the entry and fate, bioaccumulation and bioavailability.
  • Analyze the ecological and biological responses of pollutants at different levels.
  • Apply methods in conducting ecotoxicology research, such as the kinetic modelling, biomonitoring, toxicity testing, biomarkers and toxicity mechanisms study.
  • Conduct risk assessment in real environmental settings.

ENVS 5114 Environmental Diseases and Microbiology [3 Credit(s)]

This course aims to study microorganisms in the natural environment and their potential impacts on human beings. Pesticides, chemicals, radiation, air and water pollution are the manmade hazards that are believed to contribute to human illness. Microorganisms or environmental agents cause airborne and waterborne infectious diseases as well as microbial biodegradation of pollutants will also be discussed.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define the role of the physical environments in the dispersal of pathogens and in the transmission of diseases.
  • Estimate the effects of climate change on disease epidemiology.
  • Analyze the roles of socio-economic factors in the emergence of new diseases and the emergency of antibiotic resistant microbes.

Other

ENVR 6100 Independent Study [1-3 Credit(s)]

Study on selected topics in environmental science under the supervision of a faculty member. The course may be repeated once for credits if the topic is different. Graded P or F.

This course aims to study microorganisms in the natural environment and their potential impacts on human beings. Pesticides, chemicals, radiation, air and water pollution are the manmade hazards that are believed to contribute to human illness. Microorganisms or environmental agents cause airborne and waterborne infectious diseases as well as microbial biodegradation of pollutants will also be discussed.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Conduct an independent study or a mini-project on a specific environmental topic.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach in the studied topic.
  • Communicate key findings through a written report.

EVSM 6950 MSc Project [3 Credit(s)]

An independent project on selected topics in environmental science under the supervision of a faculty member. Participation of external organizations in these projects will be particularly encouraged. The responsibility of control, administration and assessment of the projects rests with the University. The course may be repeated once for credits. This course is for MSc students only. Approval from instructor is required.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Carry out an independent study on a defined topic of an environmental issue or practice.
  • Conduct literature and/or laboratory research on the defined topic.
  • Apply the interdisciplinary approach in reviewing the latest developments, technologies or management strategies of the chosen topic.
  • Present the study precisely and concisely in written and/or oral means.

JEVE 5260 Air Pollution Meteorology [3 Credit(s)]

Atmospheric boundary layer, lapse rate, stability classification, atmospheric turbulence, dispersion modeling, boundary layer wind-tunnel. Exclusion(s): IBTM 5230 (prior to 2012-13), MECH 5260 (prior to 2012-13), MESF 526 (prior to 2011-12) Background: MECH 2210

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the physical principles governing the atmosphere and its circulation.
  • Identify the science and engineering of air quality issues and the principles of air quality management.
  • Quantify the impact of air pollution from different emission sources using simple models.
  • Integrate the knowledge and utilize available web resources to explain the formation, maintenance and dissipation of air pollution episodes in Hong Kong and Southern China.

JEVE 5320 Water Quality and Assessment [3 Credit(s)]

[Co-List with CBME 5320] Water quality standards, chemical, physical and biological contaminants in water. General laboratory measurements and instrumental analysis based on optical, electrical and chromatography methods. Toxicity and BOD tests. Pathogenic micro-organisms and microbial examination of water. Environment sampling and quality control and assurance. Exclusion(s): CBME 5320, CENG 5320

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and quantify the water pollutants of the conventional wastewaters such as municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, clinical wastewater, etc.
  • Use the fundamental knowledge to design practical wastewater treatment processes for specific wastewater sources.
  • Quantify and evaluate the wastewater treatment processes' efficiencies via specific characterization techniques like Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy for organic group detection, Inductively Coupled Plasma for metal ion quantification, UV-vis Spectroscopy for organic compounds analysis.
  • Conduct and design a quantitative and qualitative methodology for analyzing the water quality via a project-based case study.
  • Strengthen communication skills via written reports and oral presentations.

JEVE 5420 Biological Waste Treatment and Management [3 Credit(s)]

Principles of secondary, biological treatment processes, including sewage sand filters, trickling filters, activated sludge plants, lagoons, ponds, rotating biological contactors, aerobic and anaerobic digesters, and biological nutrient removal. Management of waste treatment systems and works. Exclusion(s): CIVL 5420 Background: CIVL 3420

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define the fundamental and advanced knowledge of current solid wastes and wastewater treatment and disposal systems and their problems in Hong Kong and beyond.
  • Identify key problems of water and wastewater treatment processes, and propose fundamental engineering and management solution.
  • Professionally judge and assess the advantages and disadvantages of various sewage treatment technologies such as MEL, AGS, BABY, Anammox, etc.
  • Select the treatment processes/technologies for meeting a more stringent discharge requirement for water pollution control with focus of tertiary treatment.
  • Design basic treatment units and systems for municipal wastewater treatment.

JEVE 5460 Design and Management of Physico/Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering [3 Credit(s)]

[Co-List with CIEM 5460] Principles, design and management practices of physico/chemical treatment processes for removing contaminants from drinking water and municipal wastewaters; includes coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, air flotation, centrifugation, filtration, membrane, air stripping, carbon adsorption, disinfection, chemical oxidation processes, operation management and residual management. Exclusion(s): CIEM 5460, CIVL 5410

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental and advanced knowledge of physical-chemical processes in the environmental engineering field.
  • Identify problems and propose feasible engineering or management solutions during the operation of water and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Design the physical-chemical unit processes and integrate them to systems for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Analyze major factors impacting physical-chemical treatment systems and provide management strategies.