BSEN30030 Air Pollution

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is delivered fully online and covers the measurement, abatement and dispersion modelling of atmospheric emissions from a variety of sources. Topics include: Air pollution and human health; Legislation; Sources of air pollution; Measurement techniques; Air pollution control systems; Meteorology; Climate change; Atmospheric dispersion modelling. The module will include online lectures, videos and demonstrations by the lecturers, interactive learning reinforcement quizzes, and interactive discussion boards relating to air pollution problems.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, students will be able to: Describe the impact of air pollution on human health; Outline the regulatory standards and legal aspects of air pollutant emissions; Describe the major sources of air pollution; Explain the principles of meteorology and climate change; Outline the main methods for measuring concentrations of gases and odours; Describe the operation of air pollution control systems; Explain the principles of atmospheric dispersion modelling; Apply mathematical equations to solve air pollution problems.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

84

Online Learning

36

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Online learning - recorded lectures and live Question and Answer sessions. Discussion Board, Group Project Report and Multiple Choice Questions. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Students should have studied science or engineering subjects.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BSEN40110 - Advanced Air Pollution


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Air pollution topics Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

25

No
Assignment: Meteorology and climate change Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

25

No
Continuous Assessment: Contribution to online discussion board Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

30

No
Group Project: Air pollution report Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

20

No

Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided post-assessment.

Name Role
Mr Gerard Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer