School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering

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 provides scientific skills and understanding of the key chemical, physical, and biological processes appropriate for a practising environmental engineer.

You'll gain experience of practical analytical methods to assess pollution of the natural environment (for example, river water quality) and engineered treatment systems (for example, wastewater treatment plants).

You'll also acquire a good knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological sciences which underpin Environmental Engineering and sustainability of the environment.

Who is the course aimed at?

Consultants, Environmental Officers, Water and Wastewater Engineers, Environment Agency and Water Utility staff.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished this course, you'll have developed:

  • an awareness of global, regional and local environmental issues, international protocols, and the principles of sustainability
  • an understanding of the key components of aqueous, terrestrial and gaseous environments, and their interaction with pollutants
  • practical knowledge of important analytical tools for monitoring and assessing pollution of water, air, and solids
  • knowledge of ecosystem management in the context of European Directives and UK Regulations
  • proficiency in laboratory analytical techniques for standard analysis of water and wastewater samples
  • the ability to calculate and express experimental data in standard units
  • the ability to source relevant reference data and water quality standards, make comparisons with analytical data, draw relevant conclusions, and prepare technical laboratory reports

Course Outline

  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics.
  • Water Chemistry Fundamentals (pH, Alk, B.O.D, etc).
  • Water Quality Standards.
  • Water and Regulations.
  • Pathogens.
  • Biodegradation.
  • Micro - Pollutants and Ecotoxicology.
  • Freundlich Isotherms.
  • Sorption, Precipitation, Colloids, etc.
  • Measurement and Analysis (Practical).
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

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

Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8101) 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.

Optional laboratory sessions

The lecture/tutorial elements of the course take place in the mornings with optional laboratory sessions in the afternoons. The laboratory sessions provide basic laboratory analytical skills for the common water and wastewater parameters (chemical, physical and microbiological) used in water and wastewater quality assessment for UK Standards.

Presenters

Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering

Fees

  • Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering
    • £1125
      • We hope to offer CPD delegates the option of attending laboratory sessions, but can only confirm this when capacity is known. This optional element of the course attracts an additional fee of £150.

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).