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


Online Learning




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
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


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


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


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



Carry forward of passed components
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