MG6116 – Sensitive Environment

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Module code
MG6116
Module title
Sensitive Environment
Prescription
To enable students to develop an understanding of how anthropogenic waste streams impact upon the natural environment and of solutions to mitigate their effects.
Programmes
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Recognise the oceans as the receiving endpoint of industrial activity and understand the consequences of various inputs to the marine environment.

2.Appreciate human impact on sensitive or local ecosystems.

3.Analyse Sustainability issues within the civil engineering industry, incorporating waste minimisation.

4.Research and communicate a field of study related to the building industry and the environment.

5.Recognise the impact of solid, liquid and gaseous waste discharges to the natural environment.
Content
Marine environment, ecology and coastal processes.
Case Studies of the impact of human activities on sensitive or local ecosystems.
Sustainability and waste minimisation applied to the civil engineering industry.
Air pollution and climate change.
Aspects of soil contamination and soil erosion.