CEG8108 : Environmental Engineering Design and Project Management

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module is designed to give students experience of working in design teams to produce 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 EIA, costings, planning and project management.

Outline Of Syllabus

Building on the lectures, tutorials, practicals and field trips of CEG8103, CEG8104 & CEG8105, tutorials will be provided to guide students through the design, with the addition of guest seminars on particular aspects of project management and the given project area.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Group submission of preliminary design
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Individual design report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching93:0027:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity106:0060:00Coursework preparation in block weeks
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study132:0032:00Includes 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) 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 exercise2M10Group submission of preliminary design (maximum 5 sides).
Written exercise2M90Individual design report (maximum 25 sides).
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 design, 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.

Since 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, the expected length limit is given as number of sides estimated to be necessary to present the work, and to reflect a maximum of 60 hours preparation workload for the individual report and 15 hours for the group submission.

Reading Lists