CME8018 : Air Pollution

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


To give students advanced knowledge and awareness of air pollutants, their source, measurement and control.

To provide the student with a knowledge of the sources and characteristics of air pollutants, their impact on the environment, and the methodology for air quality monitoring. Monitoring and Modelling techniques will be introduced and remediation techniques discussed.

Outline Of Syllabus

Sources and effects of air pollutants, Local and national pollution impact, policy and regulation Emission monitoring/sampling Air pollution modelling Emission remediation, Air Pollution modelling.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion91:009:00Assessment preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork14:004:00Visit
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study251:0025:00Review lecture matrial
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures impart key knowledge and the involvement of a practising air pollution consultant in lecturing gives students real life examples. Visit to monitoring station and group exercise show role in local authority in air pollution control.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Written Assessment, guideline 2000 words, plus references, issued week 3, semester 1
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assignment enables assessment of knowledge and understanding of the core syllabus, but also makes the student study in more depth one aspect of air pollution in more detail.

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