European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

B1
Environmental Engineering

Course code: 181772
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 20 days (180h)
Lecturers: under appointment (ytbc)
Assessment: Written Exam Transfer Paper
Credit points: 6 CPs

Short description

This module prepares students who are interested in using the tools of science and engineering to solve problems in the natural and artificial environment. It deals with the latest technical methods, techniques and tools to control and prevent environmenta impact on soil, air, biotics and water. It deepens the understanding and ability to analyze interconnections and interactions between environment, industry, ecological- and economic systems.

Objectives

The overall goal of this module is giving future industry leaders the required wherewithal to be able to cope with the difficult Balance of protecting the natural resources whilst running a Business using state-of-the-Art methods. Techniques and tools will be presented, as well as actual research. At the end of the module, attendees are expected to be able to assess, formulate mitigating measures and control the impact of their activity on the environment (e.g. Noise, air and water quality). They should also be able to consider the problem and the respective solutions as a whole; taking into account technical, economic and social dimensions. Yet, even though all those dimension will be presented, the focus of this module will be on the technical competencies of the students –the economic and social dimension will be presented more deeply in other modules of the curriculum– and the lecturers will ensure that they are able to apply mathematics, computer know-how and engineering principles to solve environmental problems. In addition, Students will deepen their knowledge on one of the most important challenges of environmental engineering: the production and management of energy. A strong accent will be put on renewable energies (e.g. solar thermal, wind, hydro, geothermal and photovoltaic processes) giving attendees the key and the outlook needed to understand and be part of this 21st century’s challenge. Last but not least, this module aims to help attendees to work effectively in an interdisciplinary and international context with people.

Target Attendees / Participants

This module is targeted to current master of engineering students who want a clear understanding on control of pollution in the environment, different waste treatments options, and those who are interested in using the tools of science and engineering to solve and avoid problems in the natural and artificial environment.

Course Content by Units

The module presents global environmental key concepts like:
-pollution sources,

-personal & public health protection,
-pathways, natural cycles (i.E. Carbon cycles)
-impacts,
-hazard & risks,
-renewable energies (e.g. thermal, wind, hydro, geothermal and photovoltaic processes),
-sustainable production and consumption systems,
-advanced environmental engineering technology strategies and tools in connection to demographic aspects,
-shortage of resources and environmental protection – these include environmental systems, resource utilization and allocation.

Teaching Methods

The module includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples, case studies and group discussion
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit

Literature

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(Course profile ID: B1, generated on July 16, 2018)