ENCI693-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Special Topic

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


Special Topic

Special Topic:   Environmental Engineering Design Project
(Offered in parallel with the course ENVENG705 at the University of Auckland led by Naresh Singhal)

The design project in Environmental Engineering will showcase the student's broad knowledge of the varied aspects of environmental science and engineering through a Preliminary Design and Report for an engineering project. Student teams will undertake a level of preliminary investigation performed before the detailed design. At the end of the course, each team will deliver a professional quality preliminary design report and support this with an oral presentation and interview. Individuals in each group of 3-4 students will undertake complementary but distinct activities to cover site assessment, sampling and laboratory analysis, modelling, impact assessment, cost analysis, iwi interests, and regulatory aspects. Each team will act as a group of consulting engineers undertaking an open-ended preliminary investigation and design with the assistance of technical specialist advisors and a staff member as your nominal client.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student should be able to:
1. Apply environmental engineering concepts to a previously unstudied application.
2. Perform environmental engineering calculations at a level expected in practice.
3. Produce outputs to expected standards of professionalism and client focus.
4. Work effectively within a diverse team.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable Note

The course will be remotely for UC CNRE students.  UC and UA students will work together in teams.

This will be taught on-line with Mark Milke holding tutorials in his office or on Teams.  There will be weekly remote meetings with students and teachers at U Auckland.  The proposed time for those meetings is 9-11 am on Wednesday.

Course Coordinator

Mark Milke


Dr Rob Fullerton (BECA) and Associate Professor Naresh Singhal (University of Auckland)


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Individual Oral exam - content 20%
Individual oral exam - professionalism 10%
Group Progress Reports (individual) 20%
Group Written report 40%
Group Client Presentaton 10%

Group (Individual) progress reports - 20%
Group client presentation1 - 10%
Group written report1 - 40%
Individual oral examination2 - content 20%
Individual oral examination2 - professionalism - 10%


All interested students will be considered on an individual basis.  The expectation is that students will have completed a four-year Bachelors degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering.  For students with Civil or Chemical Engineering degrees, there would be an expectation of having passed an advanced undergraduate course of relevance.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCI693 Occurrences

  • ENCI693-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024