EAS313 Environmental Engineering. Part 2

Code EAS313
Name Environmental Engineering. Part 2
Status Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Andra Blumberga
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course is analysis of role of environmental engineering among other sciences, urgency of topic in society, environmental problems and their impact on future generation and other issues related to environmental problems. During course will be discussed environmental policy and environmental economics, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, cleaner production, environmental technologies, waste management and demand side management. Lectures are supplemented by role plays, green patrols and practical assignment. Study course is intended for students of any university speciality as free choice course..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To obtain knowledge about main principles of environmental policy, environmental economics methods, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, cleaner production, environmental technologies, waste management and demand side management. To comprehend actual environmental problems and solutions. Is able to state the main environmental problems and their causes, have knowledge about different environmental research and management methods. Is able to pe
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able to state main environmental problems and their causes and has knowledge about different environmental research and management methods. - Examination: role plays, test Assessment criteria: student stated main environmental problems, describes how to solve them.
Students is able to perform simple environmental impact assessment of selected product and state main environmental aspects. - Examination: practical work, test Assessment criteria: performs simple environmental impact assessment of selected production.
Can state main principles of environmental policy. - Examination: role plays, test Assessment criteria: states main principles of environmental policy.
When solving complex problems is able to consider environmental damage caused by problem and find solution to decrease it. - Examination: role plays, green patrols, practical work Assessment criteria: student can demonstrate how environmental factors influence decision making process.
Course prerequisites No special prerequisites are needed.

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