Courses Catalogue

Environmental Engineering And Management

COURSE CODE: CIV4101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is primarily aimed at provision of basic knowledge on the potential environmental risks of infrastructure projects; their nature, methods of qualitative and quantitative assessments, environmental risk evaluation, risk management and remediation techniques and development of predictive models, Emphasis will be given on quantitative evaluation systems for more tangible risk evaluation through direct measurement of environmental indicators and by development of environmental indices system.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The course provides a comprehensive knowledge in environmental science, environmental issues and the management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values so that as they would take care of, embellish and utilize the environment with a sense of responsibility towards the present and future generations.

·        Understand environmental considerations in planning, design and management of projects and health issues in a work environment.

·        Acquire knowledge of risk analysis and environmental hazards

·        Learn about occupational safety and health in engineering

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Introduce the relationship between environment management and development.

·        Explain the, policy and political implications related to development policy and practice and how they impact on the environment and natural resource therein.

·        Be able to understand environmental implications of construction processes and how their impacts can be mitigated.