Course Title: Enviromental Engineering Design 4 (Part A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 032990

Course Title: Enviromental Engineering Design 4 (Part A)

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environ & Chemical Eng


Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Ed Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

OENG 1029 Environmental Engineering Design 3, OENG1028 ENvironmental Engineering Design 2 and OENG1107 Environmental Engineering Design 1

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 wth 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

Learning Outcomes

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 issue
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

Problem solving results from the design process and the majority of engineers are employed as ’problem solvers’. Professional and personal developments are used in this subject to guide the student in his/her learning of the problem solving activity.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References:
The nature of this subject requires students to seek out relevant information and provide a detailed listing of reference material through their own initiative and as guided by their supervisors.

Recommended References:
As recommended by individual supervisors.

Reference material provided and directed to by individual supervisors

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.