Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Environmental Engineering

Stage II

ENVENG 200
15 Points

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

Introduction to environmental engineering principles. Role of environmental engineers in the twenty-first century. Environmental measurements, environmental standards and impact assessment. Material mass balance. Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater treatment. Air quality parameters. Solid waste management. Sustainability. Environmental Impact Assessment.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 140

Restriction: ENVENG 244

ENVENG 244
15 Points

Environmental Engineering 1

Water quality, water and wastewater characteristics – physical, chemical and biological treatments (unit operations and processes). Solid waste characteristics and disposal, hazardous waste treatment. Stormwater management.

Restriction: ENVENG 243

Stage III

ENVENG 300
15 Points

Natural and Built Environment Processes

Chemical and Biological treatment processes. Surface water quality modelling. Soil chemistry. Contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater. Contaminated sites remediation.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 200

Restriction: ENVENG 341

ENVENG 333
10 Points

Engineering Hydrology

Hydrologic processes, analysis of rainfall-runoff relationships. Statistical analysis of hydrological data. Groundwater movement.

ENVENG 341
15 Points

Environmental Engineering 2

Examines natural environmental processes and their relevance to engineering. Soil and water chemistry, equilibrium and organic chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and biological processes will be examined, focusing on the application of these in engineering design, practice and management.

ENVENG 342
15 Points

Environmental Engineering Design

The applications of design practice in environmental engineering with a number of design projects. Elements of water and wastewater engineering. Landfill design and air pollution control.

Restriction: ENVENG 405

Stage IV

ENVENG 400
15 Points

Special Topic

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ENVENG 701
15 Points

Urban Stormwater Management

Design and application of stormwater runoff quantity and quality control systems for urban development including: bioretention, living roofs, swales, permeable/porous pavement, detention ponds, and constructed wetlands. An independent project couples technical design, safety, maintenance, construction, hydrologic and water quality modelling, and stakeholder engagement in an application of "Low Impact Design" from the site to the catchment scale.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 244, 333

ENVENG 702
15 Points

Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

Advanced systems engineering based decision making; complex problem framing including ontology analysis; cultural opportunity mapping; absolute sustainability analysis; risk threshold determination; temporal cumulative effects; and effective consultation. Independent research is undertaken to solve a complex engineering decision making problem.

ENVENG 703
15 Points

Studies in Environmental Engineering 3

A course on a topic in environmental engineering to be determined each year by the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The course will include the independent application of highly specialised knowledge and skills related to the study area.

ENVENG 705
15 Points

Special Topic in Environmental Engineering 1

A course on a topic in environmental engineering to be determined each year by the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The course will include the independent application of highly specialised knowledge and skills related to the study area.

Restriction: ENVENG 402

ENVENG 706
15 Points

Special Topic in Environmental Engineering 2

A course on a topic in environmental engineering to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

Restriction: ENVENG 403

ENVENG 707
15 Points

Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse

Advanced water, wastewater, greywater, stormwater treatment technologies including advanced oxidation processes, photochemistry, electrochemistry, membrane treatment, and fundamentals of water reuse, applications, and case studies for potable reuse, industrial reuse, and aquifer recharge. Includes an individual research project.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 244, 342

ENVENG 719
15 Points

Design Project

A design project requiring input from more than one engineering subdiscipline. The department will offer a number of projects from which the students may select. It will be possible for groups of students to work together on a project. Assessment will be based on a report and an oral presentation of the outcome of the project.

Restriction: ENVENG 419

ENVENG 740
15 Points

Water and Wastewater Engineering

Chemistry and microbiology of water and wastewater treatment, flow models and reactors. Unit operations and process analysis and design. Treatment plant design and operation. Nutrient removal processes. Effluent and residues disposal.

ENVENG 744
15 Points

Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory

Laboratory research methods (safety, sampling procedures, sample preservation, data analysis and report writing). Laboratory experiments exploring various physical, chemical and biological processes, such as sedimentation, chemical coagulation and precipitation, chlorination, reactor residence time distribution, activated carbon and anaerobic digestion.

ENVENG 746
15 Points

Surface Water Quality Modelling

Advanced specialist topics in modelling of lakes and rivers. Specific topics covered include response to different loadings applied to surface water systems, and modelling of organic matter, dissolved oxygen consumption, eutrophication, and toxic substances. The core taught skills are extended by an individual project in which independent research is undertaken to solve a challenging surface water quality engineering problem.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 341, 342

ENVENG 747
15 Points

Soil-Contaminant Fate Processes and Modelling

Focuses on modelling sorption, degradation kinetics, and leaching of chemicals in the soil environment. Topics include deriving sorption parameters, parent and metabolite fitting with statistical rigours, calculating degradation end-points, novel adsorbents for removing contaminants in soil and water. The core taught skills are extended by an individual project in which independent research is undertaken to solve an environmental issue.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 341 or equivalent

ENVENG 750
15 Points

Advanced Sustainability Engineering

Focuses on an advanced understanding of the science of sustainability and its application to engineering practice and management, including complex systems thinking, tools to assess sustainability, management, leadership and decision making leading to sustainability, global directions towards sustainability across cultural systems. Develops critical analytical thinking and research based knowledge through debates and an applied research project.

ENVENG 752
15 Points

Risk, LCA and Sustainability

The objectives of this course are to provide students with an understanding of sustainability, life cycle assessment, impact assessment and risk assessment and how these can be used to measure sustainability. The format will include discussions on sustainability, assessment methods and sustainability assessment, including scoping, sustainable levels, inventory, impact and risk assessment and mitigations measures.

ENVENG 787
15 Points

Project X

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ENVENG 788A
15 Points

ENVENG 788B
15 Points

Project Y

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENVENG 788 A and B

ENVENG 789
30 Points

Project Z

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ENVENG 795
45 Points

ENVENG 795A
15 Points

ENVENG 795B
30 Points

Research Project (Environmental)

Students are required to submit a report on a topic relevant to the specialisation, as assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENVENG 795 A and B, or ENVENG 795

ENVENG 796A
60 Points

ENVENG 796B
60 Points

ME Thesis (Environmental)

Students are required to submit a thesis on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENVENG 796 A and B

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