MG6116 – Sensitive Environment
To enable students to develop an understanding of how anthropogenic waste streams impact upon the natural environment and of solutions to mitigate their effects.
- Total learning hours
- 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.
- 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.