School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

  • Monday 30 January - Friday 3 February 2017

The course addresses water and sanitation needs in developing countries, covering low cost engineering technologies as well as the crucially related social, economic, commercial, and institutional issues, which are often not covered in traditional engineering training.

Topics covered include disease, sanitation (on-site, sewerage, treatment, re-use), water (resources, treatment, provision), hygiene, drainage, and solid waste management. In addition to formal lectures, guest speakers share their experience of the issues involved in working in developing countries in a series of seminars and case studies.

This course gives an insight into water supply, sanitation, hygiene and disease in developing countries, providing examples of appropriate water resource and environmental engineering interventions, and an introduction to relevant social, economic, and institutional issues. The course includes the following main topics and cross-cutting issues:

  • Main topics: Disease; sanitation (on-site, sewerage, treatment, re-use); water (resources, treatment, provision); hygiene; drainage; solid waste management.
  • Cross-cutting issues: Appropriate technology; social issues; institutional issues; rural, peri-urban and urban issues.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course aims to inspire and equip delegates with a range of backgrounds to make a difference in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries, working with government bodies, international agencies and NGOs. Course delegates do not require specialist knowledge or prior experience of working in developing countries.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll:

  • understand the scale and impact of inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in developing countries
  • understand the transmission of diseases prevalent in developing countries
  • recognise the importance of the social, economic, and institutional dimensions of water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in developing countries

You'll also be able to:

  • apply water resources and environmental engineering technologies appropriate for urban and rural situations in developing countries
  • use initiative in acquiring and using information
  • work in a team and produce innovative solutions to problems
  • confidently and critically discuss relevant issues

Course Outline

The Course is delivered over five days, and the programme varies from year to year. Typical lecture and seminar titles include:

  • appropriate technology
  • disease and epidemiology
  • water resources in arid areas
  • low cost water supply technologies
  • on-site sanitation
  • low cost sewerage
  • community participation case studies
  • urban drainage
  • solid waste management
  • water and sanitation sector reform
  • low cost household water treatment
  • NGOs in water, sanitation and hygiene
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Monday 30 January - Friday 3 February 2017

Further Information

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8107) 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

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Fees

  • Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries
    • £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.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

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).