ENGEV343-22A (HAM)

Ecological Engineering

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper covers the principles of ecological engineering in a New Zealand context including the ecology, design, management and restoration of natural and artificial ecological systems that integrate human society with the natural environment to their mutual benefit such as the management of storm water and agricultural runoff.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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The course will be taught using a combination of lectures (including pre-recorded material), workshops, readings, assignments and project work.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Accurately describe the key features of coastal zones, estuaries, streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands and terrestrial systems in an ecological engineering context
    (WA1, WA4, WA8)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Quizes (4) (1)
    Site assessment report (2)
    Exam (6)
  • Classify and quantify physical, chemical and biological processes that take place in coastal zones, estuaries, streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands and terrestrial systems. Develop mass balance/model of key ecological processes.
    (WA2, WA4, WA5, WA8)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Process quantification report (3)
    Mass balance/Model (4)
    Exam (6)
  • Integrate natural and man-made ecosystems for the treatment and management of stormwater, wastewater and remediation of contaminated land. Recommend restoration strategies for coastal zones, estuaries, streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands etc
    (WA3, WA6, WA8, WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Restoration project report (5)
    Exam (6)
  • Assess environmental and social impacts including stakeholder consultation and environmental impact assessment in restoration projects
    (WA1, WA6, WA7)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Restoration project report (5)
    Exam (6)
  • Incorporate Mātauranga Māori, Vision Mātauranga, native ecological knowledge and relationships in the delilvery of restoration projects
    (WA1, WA6, WA7)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Quizes (4) (1)
    Restoration project report (5)
    Exam (6)
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Assessment

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Assessment information such as marking rubrics, report layouts and so on will be provided via moodle.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Quizes (4)
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Site assessment report
1 Apr 2022
12:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Process quantification report
15 Apr 2022
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Mass balance/Model
10 Jun 2022
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Restoration project report
10 Jun 2022
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Exam
30
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Ecological engineering and ecosystem restoration, Mitsch and Jorgensen, 2004, Wiley.

Jorgensen, S.E., 1st Edition (2009), Applications in Ecological Engineering, ISBN 978 0 444 53448 4, Elsevier.
Introduction to Environmental Engineering by Cornwell and Davis, 5th Edition (2012), McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073401140
Brennan D, Sustainable Process Engineering, 1st Edition (2012), Stanford Publishing, ISBN 9789814316781

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where class notices, assignments, and readings will be given (unless handed out in class).

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Workload

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5 contact hours per week, 10-12 hours per week reading, assignments and independent study,
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEV241

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