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BI4301: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course provides a foundation in understanding and managing environmental pollution.

Divided into contaminated land, waste, air, freshwater and marine pollution, each week the subject, legislative and regulatory context, site investigation and appraisal, and management are introduced.

Guest speakers from industry join the course each week (from Remedios, SEPA, ACC) giving you access to the reality of the role and important contact with practitioners.

Each theme also has an associated practical element to provide hands on experience in techniques in environmental pollution, providing you with a grounding in the assessment and management of environmental pollutants.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lenka Mbadugha

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Development of legislation for contaminated land.
  • Classification and impacts of contaminants of concern in terrestrial systems.
  • Application of risk assessment models in environmental diagnostics.
  • Sources and effects of water pollution.
  • Monitoring and assessment approaches.
  • Regulation and control of water (freshwater/marine) pollution.
  • Harm caused by atmospheric pollution.
  • Measurement and interpretation of data associated with atmospheric pollution.
  • Pollution mitigation and sustainable development.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 12 - 14
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week15
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 12 - 16

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Summative Assessments

Report of the atmospheric pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 17

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Learning Outcomes
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Report of the terrestrial pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 16

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The report has a 1-6 page limit including graphs and tables

Learning Outcomes
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Report of the aquatic pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 19

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2000 word limit

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Formative Assessment

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