ENVR414-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Current Issues in Environmental Chemistry

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


This course comprises current issues in environmental chemistry. Examples include emerging contaminants, stable isotopes as tracers, air quality, global climate change, drinking water, contaminated land, radiochemistry, acid mine drainage and toxicology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion students should be able to:
  • Critically discuss local and global environmental chemistry issues based on scientific principles and data.
  • Understand the role of environmental chemistry in defining and solving environmental science issues.
  • Communicate environmental chemistry concepts effectively to a wide range of audiences


CHEM340 or ENCN281 or equivalent study

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 441
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

1 x 2hr seminar per week

Course Coordinator

Sally Gaw


Brett Robinson and Laura Revell


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 30%
Assignment 2 30%
Final Exam 40%

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 716KB)


Prerequisites: CHEM324, ENCN281 or by approval of HoD

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,145.00

* 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 School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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