[Lectures: 39 hr; Tutorials: 0 hr; Lab: 0 hr; Pre-requisite: Nil; Academic Units: 3]
The objective of the course is to provide students an overview of civil and environmental engineering activities, the importance of sustainable built development, and engineer’s role in society.
Civil engineering, built environment, and sustainability. Environmental impact of civil engineering / architectural activities. Urban planning and sustainable development. Civil and environmental engineering activities (history, practice, and future). Integrated civil and environmental engineering project. Engineers in society.
Civil engineering, built environment, and sustainability
Environmental impact of civil engineering activities, and architectural perspectives
Urban planning and sustainable development
Civil and environmental engineering activities (history, practice, and future)
- Environmental and water resources engineering (water and wastewater, air, land, solid waste, health and safety) [6 hr]
- Transportation engineering [3 hr]
- Structures (roads, bridges, buildings, dams, and reservoirs) [4 hr]
- Geo-engineering (geo-hazards, geo-environmental engineering, land reclamation, underground space creation) [5 hr]
Integrated civil and environmental engineering project – a case study
Engineers in society
After successful completion of the course, the students should be able to build up an overall picture of civil and environmental engineering activities, understand the importance of sustainable development, and ultimately to be able to develop a sustainable built environment.
- Christensen, N. The Environment and You. Pearson, 2012
- Allenby, B.R. The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering. Pearson, 2012
- Graedel, T.E. and Allenby, B.R. Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering. Pearson, 2010
- Mihelcic, J.R. and Zimmerman, J.B. Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design. Wiley, 2009