Courses Catalogue

Management Of Environmental Pollution

COURSE CODE: ENV3203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course unit will address the general concept of pollution; both man influenced and natural causes of pollution and control. The course will provide to students with details of the effects of chemical discharges or noise into terrestrial/ land ecosystems, Aquatic ecosystems and the Atmosphere in unsustainable large quantities. It will cover designing better environmental pollution policies and standards for pollution control, such as implementation of the new principles of cleaner production technologies. It will cover the effects and challenges of pollution on climate change/ global warming and the associated human diseases.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

Management of Environmental pollution course will include training of learners in pollution control, environmental management or resource conservation, and provides an understanding of the nature and exploratory science, natural sciences and engineering as applied to research or other investigative activity in pollution control and environmental management. Students will also acquire the knowledge for

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

  • Define and explain pollution aspects that can hinder sustainable development
  • Sensitize local communities/ societies on pollution management and control options in the development context
  • Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudinal abilities on pollution as a threat to management and conservation of the natural and social environment

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

  • gain awareness of current forms of environmental pollution and an overview of both their causes and consequences to natural, economic and social systems.
  • gain an understanding of the fundamental principles governing the interactions  between those systems (i.e. transport of pollutants in the environment),
  • apply good practice of technologies and options used to remediate reduce/eliminate pollution of the environment,
  • analyse, synthesise, and evaluate evidence to understand problems in order to select control measures and techniques concerning atmospheric, water or terrestrial challenges.