Environmental Engineering (2023)
The Environmental Engineering programme combines fundamentals of engineering, science, mathematics and computing with supporting papers from water resources, water quality, earth and ocean environments, environmental planning, modelling and sustainability, chemistry, and biology. Environmental engineers develop and evaluate and assess options, design equipment and systems, and develop regulations and controls to solve issues of water quality, water supply, waste reduction and disposal, soil and air quality management, and control noise. These help protect and improve the air, water and soil environments. Prospective careers include local and regional government, engineering consultancies, companies and suppliers.
Environmental Engineering is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Environmental Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
Note: Students who have completed ENGEV580 should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.
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Students must take the following papers: BIOMO101, CHEMY102, ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN112, ENGEN170 and ENGEN180.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEV280, ENGCV223, ENGCV231, ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEN271, ENGEV241, ENGME221 and ENVPL203.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Management, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).
Students must take the following papers: BIOMO203, CHEMY201, ENGCV323, ENGEN370, ENGEN371, ENGEV341, ENGEV343, ENGEV380 and ENVPL306.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Management, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).
Students must take the following papers: ENGEV581, ENGEN570 and ENGEN582.
Plus 45 points of electives from: ENGCB523, ENGCV523, ENGEV541 or ENGEV542.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora 15.0 23B (Hamilton) An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga aria pokapu o te Matai Putau, Matai Rapoi hoki, tae atu ana ki te ngota... CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity - Tauhohehohe Matū 15.0 23B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. He pepa a-aria, a-mahinga hoki hei tirotiro i nga tuahuaranga o te matuora a-kikokiko, a-paraumu hoki He pepa matua o roto o te tohu matuora. ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Secondary School - Unistart), 23A (Tauranga) & 23B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Secondary School - Unistart), 23B (Tauranga) & 23G (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga) & 23G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as the MATLAB language. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO203 Microbiology 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu... CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings, also an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry is provided. ENGCV223 Water Engineering 1 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and a... ENGCV231 Geotechnical Engineering 1 15.0 23A (Hamilton) An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of geotechnical engineering, which includes soil characterisation, soil mechanics, site investigation, and the bearing capacity of soil. ENGEN201 Engineering Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23H (Online) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 0.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the two years of engineering study. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window aft... ENGEV241 Environmental Engineering 1 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers skills, knowledge and capability for environmental engineers so they can understand, investigate and evaluate environmental engineering problems and solutions. ENGEV280 Environmental Engineering Design 1 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers mass balances around reactors, biological systems and separation processes used by environmental engineers in the eco-friendly design of chemical, biological and manufacturing plants and water, waste water and storm water treatment systems. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines. ENVPL203 Urban Development in Aotearoa New Zealand 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper will introduce students to the theory and practice of urban development in Aotearoa-New Zealand cities.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Application of hydraulics and hydrology in water engineering such as design of water distribution systems, fundamentals of flow in open channels, design of hydraulic structures, fundamentals of surface water hydrology, rainfall-runoff models, analysis and modelling of hydrological processes, fundamentals of groundwater hydrology, d... ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the three years of engineering study. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window af... ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems. ENGEV343 Ecological Engineering 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers the principles of ecological engineering in a New Zealand context including the design, management and restoration of natural and artificial ecological systems that integrate human society with the natural environment to their mutual benefit such as the management of storm water and agricultural runoff. ENGEV380 Environmental Engineering Design 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of product and process design from the perspective of green engineering and sustainability. The product and process must be safe, sustainable, economic with reduced impact on the environment. Principles of environmental and green engineering will be utilised in the development. ENVPL306 Planning for a Changing Environment 15.0 23B (Hamilton) The purpose of the paper is to provide students with knowledge relating to the changing environment globally and in Aotearoa-New Zealand and the new ways science, plans, policies, and people are addressing these challenges.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings. ENGCV523 Advanced Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers advanced hydrology and hydraulics for civil engineering and modelling techniques, including methodologies of hydrological data analysis, rainfall-run off modelling, hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing, flood plain analysis and planning, and loose boundary hydraulics from river engineering perspective. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 23D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 45.0 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga) This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res... ENGEN584 Special Topics in Engineering 4 15.0 23X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV541 Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Sumo19 and Superpro Designer. ENGEV542 Waste Minimisation Engineering 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems. ENGEV581 Advanced Environmental Engineering Design Challenge 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Engineering design principles applied to a complex Environmental Engineering design challenge. Detailed considerations in the project to include options evaluation, process selection, detailed design, environmental impact, safety in design, H&S, and risk.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 7 June 2023 9:03am