Course level



Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology


Civil Engineering School, Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour



Assessment methods

Tutorial exercises, project, exam, short reports

Course coordinator

Dr Ilje Pikaar (

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Engineers, professionally and as members of society, encounter environmental issues either directly or by way of regulations and workplace practices. They are also at the forefront of designing and implementing many of the changes needed to manage impacts and lead to sustainable development. This course is an introduction to the more significant environmental issues and associated sustainability challenges with a focus on implications for engineers in practice. Topics include: population & urbanisation issues, climate change; waste management, biodiversity; air, water & noise pollution and principles of sustainable and water sensitive urban design. Through these topics students are introduced to the monitoring & assessment of environmental data; and project-based investigation of issues is used to encourage deeper exploration of several topics.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile