CEG8107 : Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Thomas Curtis
- Lecturer: Dr Anke Neumann, Professor David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr James Bathurst
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide insight into water supply, sanitation, hygiene and disease in developing countries, examples of appropriate water resource and environmental engineering interventions, and an introduction to relevant social, economic and institutional issues.
The module centres on addressing water and sanitation needs in developing countries, and 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
Typical lectures and case studies (may change from year to year):
Disease and epidemiology
Water resources in arid areas
Low cost water supply technologies
Low cost sewerage
Community participation case studies
Solid waste management
Water and sanitation sector reform
Low cost household water treatment
NGOs in water, sanitation and hygiene
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||21||1:00||21:00||Lectures and case studies|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||0:30||6:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:15||2:15||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||22||1:00||22:00||Group presentation and preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:45||48:45||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures cover the key topics, working towards the intended Knowledge Outcomes 1 to 3 and Skills Outcome 4.
Guest speakers are invited to share with the students their experiences of working in developing countries, in order to add interest and insight to the module, and again work towards the intended Knowledge and Skills Outcomes 1 to 4.
It is intended for social aspects associated with any technical topics covered to be included in general across the module. In addition, a few of the sessions are dedicated to social issues, to strengthen the intended Knowledge Outcome 3.
The coursework is designed to encourage Skills Outcomes 4 to 7 in particular. Class discussion of group presentations, and during lectures, seminars and case studies, is encouraged to strengthen Skills Outcome 7.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||75||Unseen written examination.|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||25||Group presentation and summary|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will be allocated into teams of around 4 to research and develop the outline of a particular environmental engineering and management programme (e.g. Water programme to supply a population of 1000 from 2 mountain springs in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh). They will be assessed on the basis of effort, knowledge and innovation demonstrated in both the team presentation and summary report. The coursework is designed to assess and provide feedback on the Skills Outcomes 4 to 7 in particular, together with the demonstrated application of the Knowledge Outcomes 1 to 3.
The written examination is designed to assess the Knowledge Outcomes 1 to 3 in particular, with some exam questions also giving students the opportunity to demonstrate some of the Skills Outcomes 4 and 7.