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CEG8113 : Environmental Engineering Design and Project Management (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Adam Jarvis
  • Demonstrator: Professor Oliver Heidrich
  • Lecturer: Professor David Werner, Mr Todd Curtis, Dr Anke Neumann, Prof. David Graham, Professor Russell Davenport
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 15.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module is designed to give students experience of working in design teams, and individually, to produce: (1) the design of a water quality monitoring network and programme and (2) a comprehensive design based on the requirements to treat/manage a given set of wastewaters, waters and/or solid waste giving due consideration to the wider issues such as EIA, ERM, IPPC and project management. They will also gain an understanding of the issues to be considered for implementation of a design, such as logistical constraints, EIA, costings, planning and project management. A key objective of the module is to encourage students to apply what they have learned in other modules on the programme, and therefore there is a significant amount of independent learning, but with guidance from a design mentor.

Outline Of Syllabus

Building on the lectures, tutorials, practicals and field trips of other modules in Semesters 1 and 2, a combination of tutorials, some lectures, and field visits will be provided to guide students through the design of the monitoring network and wastewater treatment plant.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:302:301x2.5hr module introduction & discussion (Sem 1) Present in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:301:30module introduction & discussion (Sem 2). PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:006 x 1 hour background information & case study lectures.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00Group submission of preliminary design reports
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion190:0090:00Individual design reports
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading151:0015:00Lecture notes and online resources, e.g. pCaPs/ podcasts and/or articles
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Design mentoring tutorials (2 x Sem 1; 2 x Sem 2). Synchronous online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:303:00Tutorials and design mentoring (Sem 1). Present in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork23:006:002 x 3 hour visit to Ouseburn (Sem 1). Present in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork13:003:001 x 3.0 hour visit to WWTW (Sem 2). Present in person
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity156:0090:00Coursework preparation in block weeks
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery12:002:002 x 1.0 hour online Coursework surgery / design mentoring (Sem 1).
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:303:002 x 1.5 hour online Coursework surgery. Present in person
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study148:0048:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The basic learning outcomes of this module are to allow students to research and work in teams in order to gain a further understanding of the theoretical background involved in a range of the taught modules. These include (but are not exclusive, depending upon the project) CEG8101 Core concepts in Environmental Engineering, CEG8102 Practical hydraulics, CEG8104 Wastewater engineering, CEG8107 Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries, CEG8103 Water supply and treatment and CEG8105 Solid Waste Management. Additional learning opportunities are provided in lectures, small group teaching activities and student-led group discussions to enable the students to gain a deeper understanding of the issues raised in the theoretical classes and an appreciation of the practical issues of design implementation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M33Individual submission of specialist monitoring report (maximum 10 sides A4)
Written exercise2M7Group submission of conceptual WWTW design report (maximum 10 sides A4)
Report2M60Individual WWTW design report (maximum 20 sides A4).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The specialist knowledge and understanding provided and gained through team work are assessed by means of a group submission of the team's preliminary WWTW design, preceded by and followed by a comprehensive report on the detailed design, submitted by each individual. This combination of methods is considered appropriate to assess the breadth of individual Knowledge and Skills Outcomes developed in this module, including the ability to work in design teams.

Both the group submission and individual design report are expected to contain a large number of diagrams, tables, calculations and bullet point lists in place of paragraphs of text. Therefore the expected length limit is given as number of sides estimated to be necessary to present the work, and to reflect a maximum of 96 hours preparation workload for the individual report and 18 hours for the group submission.

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