Minor in Environmental Management

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EM9101 Environmental Quality

[Lecture: 39 hrs; Tutorial: 0 hr; Lab: 0 hr;  Pre-requisite: Nil; Academic Unit: 3]

Learning Objective :

To provide an understanding of the environment and the importance of maintaining environmental quality. It is intended that the students would be able to have general views of global environmental issues after attending the course.

Course Content :

Sustainable environmental quality. Human activity and its impact on global environment. Global picture of water matters (water distribution, shortage, management and challenges). Waste minimization and management. Air quality control. Water quality control. Land quality control.

Course Outline :

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Topic

1.

Sustainable environmental quality

2.

Population and the Environment

3.

Industrialization/urbanization and the environment

4.

Human activity and its Impacts on global environment

5.

Global picture of water matters (water distribution, shortage, management and challenges)

6.

Waste minimization and management

7.

Air quality control

8.

Water quality control (water quality parameters, sources of water pollutants, treatment & reuse)

9.

Land quality control

10.

Special topic

Learning Outcome :

To enable students to have a comprehensive picture of environmental sustainability. Students will acquire basic knowledge of global environmental changes, and their impacts on human beings. Students can also gain understanding of pollution control and resource management in various environmental systems.

Textbooks :

Course materials by instructors

References :

  1. Davis ML and Masten SJ (2004) Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science. International Edition, McGraw Hill.
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