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SEV201 - Environmental Health Engineering

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Ellen Moon
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

STP010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Additionally students can choose to attend 2 x 1 hour online workshops or 1 x 2 hour campus studios per week. These workshops/studios provide students feedback and support their learning. All students are required to attend and participate in practical learning activities in addition to the town hall meeting for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided), 2 x 1 hour online workshops per week. Online learning for approximately 4 hours a week over 11 weeks. These workshops/studios provide students feedback and support for their learning. All students must attend and participate in practical learning activities in addition to the town hall meeting for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week (typically week 7).

Content

This unit has been developed to familiarise students with the intersection between the environment and human health through engineering projects represented in three scenarios: humanitarian improvement, addressing contamination and energy production. While the technical content will reflect on foundations of these issues, significant emphasis will be placed on the approach to finding a solution and its communication rather than the solution itself.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Explain how environmental issues can impact human health and methods by which engineering can address these concerns

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Formulate an approach to solving environmental health and humanitarian problems that considers social, cultural
educational and economic factors

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Compare and contrast methods of energy production with regards to their impacts on human health and the environment and evaluate their impact on global environmental systems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Communicate complex problems and justify solutions to a broad community while reflecting on and managing community concerns and expectations

GLO2: Communication
GLO7: Teamwork
GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Humanitarian engineering report

3,500-word technical report

35% Week 5
Group town hall meeting Collaborative 10-minute presentation and 10-minute question time.  Self and peer assessment. 20% Weeks 7 and 8
Community engagement poster (group)

Collaborative A3 poster

15% Week 9
Report on suitable energy sources 3,000-word technical report 30% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% on the group town hall meeting.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV201 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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