CEME 1001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CEME 1001 Course Introduction to Environmental Engineering Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This subject provides an introductory overview to different aspects of Environmental Engineering. The interconnectedness of the environmental system is emphasized, including concepts of sustainability, resilience, pollution (air, water, noise and solid waste), community engagement, and legislative and regulatory requirements. Students will be required to document the causes and impacts of a historical environmental disaster, engage in a community debate on a controversial development proposal, and write an environmental impact statement for a large infrastructure project (e.g. mine site, new hospital).
Course Coordinator: Professor Seth Westra
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Articulate the role and competencies of an environmental engineer 2 Implement a systems approaches to environmental problems, and explain how the earth functions as an integrated system 3 Articulate the causes and impacts of an environmental disaster, and implement a systems approach to identify potential mitigating measures 4 Recognise, explain and discuss the concepts of resilience and sustainable development 5 Articulate a position on an environmental issue from a diverse set of stakeholder viewpoints 6 Recognise, explain and discuss the requirements of environmental impact assessments, and be able to write an environmental impact statement for a case study 7 Recognise, explain, discuss, apply and critically analyse environmental impacts related to air pollution, water pollution, changed flow regimes, noise pollution and waste, as well as potential mitigation options
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesAll necessary course material will be made available on MyUni. Several assignments will require further research, and students should
make use of the University of Adelaide library and resources (e.g. databases) therein.
Online LearningIn light of continuing challenges associated with COVID-19 in 2022, this course will make extensive use of digital technology. All course material will be made available through the MyUni portal, including pre-recorded lectures, quizes and assignments, and other relevant material. Moveover, this system will be used for all important course announcements.
Weekly workshops form a core element of the learning experience, and will be organised as face-to-face experiences. If you are not able to attend the face-to-face workshop please contact the course coordinator as soon as possible.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be delivered through mulitple modes and activites. All information and resources will be available through MyUni.
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Learning Activities SummaryThe course will involve recorded online lectures each week, combined with a two-hour "workshop" session that will comprise a mix of interactive class discussions, small group discussions, presentations, debates and related activities. Participation in these workshops is mandatory and will be assessed.
In addition to these activities, you'll be expected to do online activities including viewing modules and pre-reading; all relevant online material will be made available via MyUni. Project tutorials are also scheduled each week, and are designed to support you in preparing for your assignments.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting Individual/Group Formative/ Summative Date Learning Outcome Weekly online quiz 1% each (10% in total) Individual
Weekly (see dates on MyUni) 1,2,3,5,6 Workshop participation 1% each (10% in total) Individual Formative Weekly (see dates on MyUni) 1,2,3,4,5,6 Assignment 1: 'The Anatomy of an Environmental Disaster' 20% Group Summative Week 3/4 2 Assignment 2: 'South Australian nuclear fuel cycle' 20% Individual Summative Week 5/6 4 Assignment 3: 'Green Steel' or equivalent 40% Group Summative Week 13 5
In accordance with the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy, Procedure 1a. i: An exemption from the stated requirement that group assessment activities total no more than 30% has been granted.
Assessment DetailDetails of all assessments will be available through MyUni
SubmissionAll submissions will be electronic, through MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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