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ENV3103 Environmental Pollution

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Pre-requisite: ENV2105 and ENV2103 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS or GEPR


This course builds on fundamentals established in ENV2105 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology and ENV2103 Hydraulics I to introduce students to the nature and characteristics of environmental pollution. Engineering solutions to environmental pollution are taught in the subsequent courses ENV4204 Environmental Technology and ENV4205 Water and Wastewater Treatment.

The purpose of this course is to allow students to develop an understanding of how the sources and environmental effects of pollutants are conceptualised, modelled and monitored. Air, water and soil pollution issues are covered in addition to noise and odour. Conceptual models of key pollutant processes, transformations and interactions are introduced, leading to the development of numerical models. These models are applied to evaluate the potential impacts of pollutant discharges, as guided by current environmental legislation.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023