School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Air Pollution

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

This course introduces the fundamentals of air pollution with a background on the historical perspective of air pollution and a commentary on current air quality policies and standards.

We'll provide you with:

  • information about major pollutants, their sources, and their effects (environmental, economic and health)
  • an introduction to the methods to estimate air pollution emission from road transport and industrial sources
  • an overview of the theory of dispersion of air pollution in the atmosphere
  • a consideration of the major approaches for air pollution modelling
  • a demonstration of the features and use of the most popular commercial and freely available air quality models
  • consideration of the issues of indoor air pollution and personal exposure to air pollution
  • a demonstration of methods of estimating disease burden or health impacts of air pollution

Who is the course aimed at?

This short course is aimed at air quality and health planners and experts who are interested in learning about the impacts of air pollution on health and who want to manage air quality for improving health.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management Air Pollution accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Air Pollution endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Objectives and Outline

Air Pollution

Course Objectives

After you've finished the course, you'll have:

  • a basic understanding of the fundamentals of air pollution with a background on historical perspective on air pollution and current air quality policies and standards
  • knowledge of major air pollutants, their sources, and their effects (environmental, economic and health)
  • an awareness of how emissions are estimated from road traffic and industrial sources
  • insight into the dispersion of air pollution in the atmosphere
  • knowledge and first-hand experience of using some of the most widely used commercial and freely available air quality models
  • the ability to analyse and present outputs of air quality models to a wide range of audiences

You'll also be able to:

  • estimate emissions from industrial and road transport sources
  • estimate air pollution concentrations as a function of emission, meteorology, topography and the built environment for a combination of road and industrial sources
  • estimate health impact of changes in air pollution
  • evaluate various transport policy options in terms of their impacts on emission, air quality and health
  • disseminate emission and air quality results to a wider audience

Course Outline

  1. History of air pollution.
  2. Current policies, standards and objectives.
  3. Sources of air pollution.
  4. Effects of major air pollutants.
  5. Monitoring of emissions and air pollutants in ambient air.
  6. Modelling and control of emission from road transport.
  7. Modelling and control of emission from industrial sources.
  8. Chemistry and dispersion of air pollution in atmosphere.
  9. Air pollution modelling approaches.
  10. Commercial air quality models (ADMS, USEPA models).
  11. Indoor air pollution.
  12. Personal exposure to air pollution.
Accredited by:
Accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management Air Pollution accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Air Pollution endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Air Pollution

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8405) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Presenters

Air Pollution

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Air Pollution

Fees

  • Air Pollution
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).