SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M1H224870
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to make the student understand the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy management, impact of various physical and chemical processes to control and minimize the pollution like air, water, solid, noise and radiation pollution caused by various activities of industries.


Conventional energy sources, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fuel, hydro power-formation, resources, energy situation. Renewable energy sources-solar, wind, ocean, thermal, tidal wave Population, economic growth, industrialization, urbanization and energy-use, as causes of environmental pollution. Water resource management, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, and environmental ethics. Thermal pollution, noise pollution, greenhouse effect, acid precipitation, ozone depletion, air toxics, and ground-level ozone and fine particulates (photochemical smog). Sustainable development, life cycle analysis, and principles of environmental quality objectives, standards and guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Describe and compare the relative values of conventional and non-conventional energy resources. (AM1, AM5, AM8)2. Demonstrate the impact of energy use due to industrialization, urbanization and causes of environmental pollution. (AM1, AM5, AM8)3. Discuss the significance of water harvesting, pollution of water, air, noise and their control and solid waste management. (AM1, AM5, AM8)4. Explain the importance of Environmental ethics and standards. (AM1, AM5, AM8)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on lectures and tutorials used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material and to discuss the issues raised by the directed reading.

Indicative Reading

Text Books : -360 1. G.D. Rai. (2000) Non-conventional energy source, 4 th Ed Khanna publishers. -360 2. Miller T.G. Jr., (1997) Environmental science, Wadsworth Publishing. Reference books: -360 1. C.S. Rao. (1997) Environmental pollution control engineering, New Age International Ltd, New Delhi. ISBN: 812241835X, ISBN-13: 9788122418354 2. Albert Thumann and D. Paul Mehta. (1989) Hand Book of Energy Engineering, Fairmount press. ISBN: 0881730963, ISBN-13: 9780881730968

Transferrable Skills

Knowledge on natural resources and studies on pollution issues and environmental awareness. Reports provide: Literacy skills and evaluation skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Lectures (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid-term test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Poster Presentation (50%) is the coursework and Quizzes to be made formative.
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End-term test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours