Postgraduate

NUS8101 : Environmental Impact Legislation and Engineering in Process Safety

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Course can be offered as CPD.

This module aims to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in the measurement, monitoring and mitigation of environmental emission, to design and implement abatement technologies in order to comply with environmental legislation.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Introduction and underpinning science of how pollution can affect the environment and human health
2.       Emission and Environmental Quality Standards and Regulation
3.       Planned release and unplanned release
4.       Environmental measurement and monitoring approaches
5.       Dispersion of pollution – length and timescales of pollutant transport and impact
6.       Dispersion modelling
7.       Air pollution abatement technologies including tall stack policy, scrubbers and flare design
8.       Water pollution abatement technologies including bunding, containment and emergency response to chemical and toxic release
9.       Land pollution abatement and remediation technologies including bunding containment and emergency response to chemical and toxic release
10.       Environmental impact assessment – EIA and land use planning

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Closed-book exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:307:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture142:0028:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading112:0022:00Reading specified articles
Guided Independent StudySkills practice13:003:00Practice to use software
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching141:0014:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyProject work130:0030:00A1 case study coursework including background research
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00Introduction to modelling software
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0014:00Background reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0014:00Lecture follow-up
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study142:0028:00Tutorial preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study135:0035:00Review lecture notes, general reading
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
NUS8203Environmental Impact Legislation and Engineering
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching is mainly via lectures and tutorial with small group discussions during class. This is complemented with self-study and preparation of tutorial solutions, class test, coursework, project and final examination in order to provide feedback on student learning. Teaching materials are made available to the students online in order for self-study and preparation in their own pace. Tutorial classes enable students to ask questions and clarify any doubts.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M402,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam enables students to demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge and skills learnt to solving engineering problems. Coursework assignment provide students more time to think about larger problem and provide engineering solutions to it and present it in a written report.

A1 coursework of an EIA case study with a report submission comprising of 2000 words including abstract, background, methodology, results of EIA, conclusion and recommendation.

Reading Lists

Timetable