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Environmental Engineering (10247.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

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    Syllabus

    This unit explores how humans interact in the environment, specifically examining how our built world interacts and integrates into the environment. Students will examine the scientific concepts that underpin the systems that are in place to protect the environment from human development. In doing so students develop an in-depth understanding for the impact our built world has on our ecosystem, biodiversity and Australia's commitment to sustainable development. These environmental theories are linked to practical application of our built world, specifically looking at how these theories correlate to legislation and our management of resources.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Distinguish the scientific knowledge that underpins federal and state environmental legislation;

    2. Identify the environmental legislation processes necessary to plan the development of infrastructure;

    3. Investigate and interpret the complexity, constraints and scale of the management of water within urban and rural catchments; and

    4. Demonstrate academic research and writing skills.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week, consisting of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshops.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.



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