Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

The course provides valuable insights into water supply, sanitation, disease transmission, and hygiene. We'll look at appropriate technologies for both urban and rural regions. We'll show the importance of social, economic, and institutional issues in water supply.

The course addresses water and sanitation needs in developing countries. You'll learn about low cost engineering technologies, as well as social, economic, commercial, and institutional issues. These issues are crucially related but rarely covered in traditional engineering training.

As well as formal lectures, guest speakers share their experience of working in developing countries in a series of seminars and case studies. You'll be provided with examples of appropriate water resource and environmental engineering interventions.

  • 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.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course Dates

  • Monday 5 - Friday 9 March 2018
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 your 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

Course Dates

  • Monday 5 - Friday 9 March 2018

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 Faculty'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.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Presenters

Newcastle University

School of Engineering

Fees

Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

Fees

  • Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries
    • £1325

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 £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.