ENNR320-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Environmental Impact Modelling and Assessment

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Integrated analysis of water, land, and ecology for understanding environmental impacts of engineering projects. GIS, spatial analysis, soils, vegetation, food/fibre production, ecological engineering principles, environmental impact metrics and assessments, catchment-level policy, systems analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Develop an in-depth understanding of environmental system analysis and understanding of environmental impact metrics and assessment.

Understand spatial information analysis and its application in Natural Resources and Ecological Engineering

Be able to apply geographic information system (GIS) tools for systems analysis, engineering
natural systems and environmental impacts

Understand the role of soils, water, topography, landcover, management and climate on ecosystems and food/fibre production

Advance knowledge of engineering solutions using ecological engineering principles in solving topical environmental problems

Prerequisites

Restrictions

ENNR306

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab
19 Feb - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab
29 Apr - 5 May
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab
29 Apr - 5 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 104
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
22 Apr - 28 Apr

Course Coordinator

Tom Cochrane

Lecturer

Tonny de Vries

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
crop modellingand discussion of ecological/impacs 15%
GIS Portfolio (A-E complete) 5%
GIS Portfolio (F & G report) 5%
final exam 30%
Workshop EIA 5%
GIS modelling project/online presentation 10%
Term 1 material test 30%


While the bulk of the assessment for this paper lies in the test and final exam (total 60%), you will only perform well in these if you have thoroughly prepared by working through the problems given in lectures and the assignments.

You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in each of the mid-semester test and the final exam. A student who narrowly fails to achieve 40% in either the test or exam, but bwho performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course.

All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should follow the special considerations process outlined below.

It is important to remember that copying another person’s work, and submitting that work as your own is plagiarism. This practice is unethical and may result in disciplinary action being taken against you.  For assignments that are done in groups, it is important that all students in the group play an equal role in completing the assessment.

For assignments that are done in groups, it is important that all students in the group play an equal role in completing the assessment.

Students repeating the course must undertake all parts of the course.

You must attend the streamflow gauging lab, soils lab, ecosystems workshop and the EIA workshop to pass the course.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

IPCC Secretariat; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Climate change 2014 ; 2014 (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5).

This course does not have a required text and instead provides notes and other resources on LEARN.
Furthermore, a number of articles will be posted on the class LEARN site as recommended reading. Please note that all lecture recordings, made available through LEARN, are copyright and are not for public dissemination.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENNR320 Occurrences

  • ENNR320-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024