Course Title: Environmental Engineering Design 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environmental Engineering Design 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Maazuza Othman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2318

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course covers a range of topics and skills relating to environmental engineering design via the completion of two core modules and a discipline-based environmental design project. The core modules are i) Introduction to land survey practices and (ii) Water Resources Management. This course will provide you with the opportunity to build on and develop the skills and capabilities required to undertake an environmental engineering design project with a multi-disciplinary perspective. You will work with a team on a project and produce the design component that is related to your minor discipline. Students undertaking Chemical Engineering minor stream will work on designing a treatment system for the removal of sulphur dioxide from power-plant stack gases. This involves carrying out an environment impact assessment, developing a waste management strategy, drawing a flowchart of the treatment system, carrying out material and energy balances around the process units, and designing necessary process units such as heat exchangers and scrubbers. The Environmental -Geological project will comprise an engineering geological investigation of an inner Melbourne suburban area. You will gain an appreciation of how to gather, deduce and present geological and hydro geological information as a basis for planning future engineering projects in the area. The Environmental-Civil Engineering design project will involve management strategies and design of on-site storm water recycling and reuse systems for a development site.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Communication with stakeholders
Project panning

Technical competence
Use of a range of engineering analysis techniques in project
Recognise the role of environmental management planning in the industrial sector
Water sensitive urban design techniques
Geenbuidings concepts and the role of Environmental Engineers

On successful completion of this course, you will be able:
LO1: To identify the fundamentals of surveying and land information techniques
LO2: To describe and design storm water onsite disposal systems for commercial buildings and/or residential houses.
LO3: To apply LO2 in the plan and design of waste management systems
LO4: To demonstrate effective team management in project establishment and development.
LO5: To classify and describe of the techniques used for assessment of environmental impacts associated with engineering projects.
LO6: To plan, design and manage a multi-disciplinary project of engineering systems related to the disciplines of chemical, civil and geological engineering.
LO7: To apply principles of fate and transport, fluid mechanics, mass and energy balances, and air pollution control process units, where applicable, in the design of the assigned discipline-related project.
LO8: To apply an advanced mathematical approach to design an engineering process unit.

Overview of Learning Activities

Participate in Surveying
Participate in field classes and associated practical work
Collect and interpret data
Prepare impact assessment reports
Compare alternative treatments/ designs and discuss preferred option
Read recommended reference material

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended References
Sinnott, R.K., "Coulson & Richardson’s Chemical Engineering Design, Vol 6" 2nd edition, Pergamon, 1993.
Masters, G.M., "Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science", Prentice-Hall International Editions, 1991.
Dandy, G.C., and Warner, R.F., Planning and Design of Engineering Systems", Unwin Hyman, 1989
Meredith, D.D., Wong, K.W. & Wortman, R.H., "Design and Planning of Engineering Systems (2nd Edition)", Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1985.
Ortolano, L., "Environmental Planning and Decision Making", John Wiley and Sons, 1984.
Ossenbruggen, P.J., "Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers", Wiley, 1984.

Overview of Assessment

Note: Due, Submission & Return date is the week number in Semester 2

Assignments: 1(field survey report),) 2 (GIS prac report)
• Value (%): 11%, 12%
• Criteria: achievement of learning outcome of 1: LO(1,2), 2:LO(3,4).
• Submission date: TBA
• Return date: TBA.
• Return method: collection from course manager.
• Feedback delivery: annotations on report

Assignments: 3(storm water management)
• Value (%): 22%
• Criteria: achievement of learning outcome of LO(3,4).
• Submission date: 6
• Return date: 8.
• Return method: collection from course manager.
• Feedback delivery: annotations on report

Design Project
• Value (%): 55%
• Criteria: achievement of learning outcome of LO 4-8.
• Submission date: Week 12.
• Return date: 13
• Return method: collection from lecturer/ course manager.
• Feedback delivery: mark, Evaluation sheet

You must achieve a minimum of 40% in the main assessment component to pass the course