BSEN40110 Advanced Air Pollution

Academic Year 2023/2024

This advanced module incorporates a blended learning approach, combining online materials with a small group environment. The module covers the measurement, abatement and dispersion modelling of atmospheric emissions from a variety of sources. The health and environmental impact of major air pollutants including greenhouse gases, suspended particulate matter and odour will be addressed. The module will also cover air sampling, measurement techniques and dispersion modelling along with associated assignments. Tutorials are provided for related design assignments and exercises to develop practical solutions for common air pollution problems using dispersion modelling.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: -Outline the regulatory standards and legal aspects of air pollutant emissions -Describe the major sources of air pollution -Explain the principles of 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 pollution problems -Analyse and interpret the latest research information on the subject -Solve a practical air pollution modelling exercise through problem based learning.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and in-class discussion of modelling assignment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

It would be advantageous if students have studied science or engineering subjects.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BSEN30030 - Air Pollution

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


Project: Literature review and modelling assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Assignment: Meteorology and climate change 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
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 11:00 - 11:50