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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces the environmental dimension of construction engineering. Students gain an understanding of the environmental systems and processes that can be impacted by construction activities and learn how to mitigate these impacts through engineering solutions and management practices.

Unit content

Introduction to environmental sustainability in the construction industry
Sources of pollution
Processes that transport pollution
Site waste management and sustainable design
Environmental risk assessment and management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the principles of environmental sustainability in relation to construction activities Ethical practice
2 identify sources of pollution and waste and assess their potential to cause negative environmental impacts Knowledge of a discipline
3 describe and implement simple strategies to monitor, mitigate and manage environmental impacts on a construction site. Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the principles of environmental sustainability in relation to construction activities
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. identify sources of pollution and waste and assess their potential to cause negative environmental impacts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe and implement simple strategies to monitor, mitigate and manage environmental impacts on a construction site.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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