Design Project Environmental

Module aims

  • To gain insight and skills in the design of environmental engineering processes.  

  • To apply knowledge gained in lectures and general reading to a real-world problem in order to experience the need for engineering judgement, empiricism and an integrated approach. 

  • To work effectively within a team to deliver a multi-faceted engineering process design. 

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: 

  • Have an appreciation of the need for a well-organised teamwork approach to the solving of complex engineering design problems. 
  • Undertake a basic design of water and wastewater treatment processes. 

Module syllabus

Over the Spring Term it is intended that the class, working in small groups, will complete an outline design of a drinking water, or a wastewater, treatment works, in order to provide experience in process formulation, appraisal and design. It is intended that each student will consider at least one constituent part of the overall design by working as a unit within the overall design team. The allocation of tasks for each unit will be decided by discussion within each team. 

Teaching methods

The module involves working in small groups to a given design brief, and interacting/consulting with the module instructors and invited experts. 


Information will be provided separately.

Module leaders

Professor Michael Templeton