Course Title: Environmental Engineering Design 4 (Part A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 005342

Course Title: Environmental Engineering Design 4 (Part A)

Credit Points: 16

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environ & Chemical Eng


Course Coordinator: Ed Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253926

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Design courses in earlier years in old program. New program is developing

Course Description

This project-based course aims to enhance in students the independence to seek out relevant information regarding an issue or problem, use their analytical skills to arrive at solutions and to provide students wiwth a context of operation in preparation for their future working environment.
The objective is to motivate students to develop and demonstrate their ability for resourcefulness and independent work in the complex area of Environmental Engineering.
The course consists of two components – investigation and design.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

After completion of this course you will be able to:

integrate complex issues within a research topic

analyse and evaluate project data

develop a detailed engineering report

identify problems ni a complex environmental problem

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

LO1 undertake an extensive literature research across a broad range of topics in a complex issues
LO2 use analytical skills to develop a range of options to solve a complex environmental problem
LO3 integrate knowledge from various disciplines
LO4 record project data
LO5 analyse and evaluate project data
LO6 demonstrate ability for resourcefulness and independent work
LO7 maintain a project logbook
LO8 plan and develop a coherent engineering report
LO9 present an engineering report in a finished form ready for review and evaluation by others
LO10 identify problems in a complex engineering topic
LO11 evaluate and compare a range of solutions to a complex problem
LO12 choose and argue for a preferred solution to a complex problem

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

Develop scoping report brief
Maintain project logbook
Participate in class discussion
Interact with supervisor
Interact with industry contacts and consultants where required by supervisor.
Read recommended reference material.
Practice fieldwork, surveying, data sampling and collection, laboratory work as directed by supervisor

Overview of Learning Resources

Each project is individually selected by students. Learning resources are negotiated with individual supervisors when developing the project brief.

Overview of Assessment

Project Report
Value 100%
Criteria: Demonstrated achievement in learning outcomes 1-12
Submit: Wk 13 at School office
Return: Four weeks following submission from lecturer
Feedback delivery: Annotations on report

Students are also referred to the detailed companion guide outlining the procedures for assessment provided in class.