Module Title:Environmental Engineering II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures0- 60 hours; Project work- 30 hours; Practicals / Site visits- 30 hours; Private study - 90 hours
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: 1) to extend the learner’s knowledge base in Environmental Engineering, building on the knowledge introduced in Environmental Engineering I; 2) to enable the learner to apply this scientific knowledge to the design and construction of sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment systems; 3) To enable the learner to collate and interpret hydrological data; 4) To give the learner an appreciation of source protection methods as an alternative to treatment. 5) To enable the learner to participate in flood risk assessment and management
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Participate in the collation, assessment and interpretation of hydrological data and assist in the assessment of flood risk
LO2 Assess & quantify surface water and groundwater sources and contribute to the design of production boreholes and intakes
LO3 Participate in the design of water & wastewater systems
LO4 Assist in the preparation and issuing of a discharge licence
LO5 Work as part of a design team
LO6 Be confident in written and verbal communication
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Environmental Engineering I

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Elements of the Hydrological Cycle
a. Precipitation analysis, b.Water Balance Assessment, c. Extreme event analysis
2. Assessment of Surface Water Sources
a. Volume assessment b. Baseflow c. Dry weather flows d. Catchment assessment e. Baseline water quality f. Flood Risk Assessment
3. Groundwater Hydrology
a. Desk-top study, Interrogation of web based databases b. Geological field assessment c. Application of Geophysical surveys to groundwater assessments d. Trial well drilling e. Aquifer assessment f. Well testing g. Baseline water quality
4. Development of Water Sources
a. Legislation controlling water abstraction b. Design of surface water and groundwater intakes c. Design principles of unit processes
4. Source Protection
a. Catchment protection b. Control of polluting activities c. Protection schemes d. Cryptosporidium risk assessment
5. Wastewater and Storm Water Disposal
a. Unit process design principles b. Dilution assessment – assimilation capacity c. Discharge licences d, SUD's principles, attenuation design
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Term 1 Exam 1,2 5.00 n/a
Examination Term 2 Examination 3,4 5.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 Sem 1 End
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical work 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 0.33
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.67
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.17
Total Hours 185.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 7 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 3 Mandatory