Environmental Engineering (2021)
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.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 15.0 21B (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. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 15.0 21B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. ENGEN101 Engineering Mathematics 1A 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Mathematics 1B 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (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 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 21A (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 21B (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. CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This course covers aspects of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and phase equilibria; chemical kinetics; conductance and electrochemistry. ENGCB280 Process Engineering Design 1 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools. ENGCV212 Structural Engineering 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ... ENGCV223 Water Engineering 1 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and channels and introduction to hydrology. ENGCV231 Geotechnical Engineering 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers basic concepts and principles governing the mechanical behaviour of soils, rocks and slopes, including the effective stress concept, shear strength of soils, and stability concepts. Field and laboratory work provide opportunity to learn practical skills and apply the knowledge gained. ENGCV251 Construction 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) An understanding of the properties, limitations, and selection of materials used in construction is fundamental for a practising civil engineer. This paper covers in more detail the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of common building materials such as timber, steel, ceramics, polymers, and composites. The paper also co... ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 15.0 21A (Hamilton) 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 21B (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 21X (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEV241 Environmental Engineering 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers skills, knowledge and capability for environmental engineers so they can understand, investigate and evaluate environmental engineering problems and solutions. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 15.0 21A (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. ENVPL200 Environmental Planning 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper will introduce students to the nature of environmental planning and provide them with the knowledge and analytical skills they will need to understand the complex relationships between land, resources, and decision making in New Zealand and abroad. It will include discussions of contemporary issues such as climate change...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB380 Process Engineering Design 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics. ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 15.0 21A (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... ENGCV331 Geotechnical Engineering 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Advanced course in geotechnical engineering including analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures under a variety of conditions, includes a project based learning activity that reinforces threshold concepts and theory. ENGEN301 Engineering Mathematics 3 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 21A (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 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN391 Special Topics in Engineering 2 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 21B (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. ENVPL301 Planning for Sustainability 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper critically examines the concept of sustainability, discusses the various environmental pressures, such as climate change, and explores current best practice responses from global to local scales.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 15.0 21B (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 Marine Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for civil engineering projects, including methodologies of hydrological data analysis, rainfall -runoff modelling, hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing, flood plain analysis and planning, and marine engineering. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 21D (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. ENGEN581 Honours Research Project 30.0 21D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN584 Special Topics in Engineering 4 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN585 Special Topics in Engineering 5 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN586 Special Topics in Engineering 6 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN587 Directed Study 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEN588 Directed Study 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEV541 Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 15.0 21A (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 21A (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. ENGEV580 Environmental Design Project 30.0 21D (Hamilton) Engineering design principles are applied to a complex environmental engineering design challenge. Detailed considerations in the project are to include options evaluation, process selection, detailed design, environmental impact, H&S and risk.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 September 2020 9:09am