Environmental Control Practice

Course code ENVS2710Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Overviews sources of and control strategies for air, water and soil pollution; waste management and waste minimisation; drainage and flood control; pests and pest control, and sanitation. Relevant legislation is referred to in context.

Available in 2014

UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify relevant legislation for environmental control and advise on strategies for compliance;
2. Identify sources of air, water and soil pollution associated with major industries, in particular construction, and devise strategies for their control;
3. Assess and manage environmental noise problems;
4. Assess pest infestation and implement appropriate controls;
5. Assess risk from infectious organisms and devise appropriate sanitation measures;
6. Systematically address waste production to minimise and manage the waste stream.
Content1. Outline of relevant environmental and public health legislation in Singapore;
2. Air pollution - prevention and control;
3. Water pollution - prevention and control;
4. Soil pollution - prevention and control;
5. Environmental noise pollution - prevention and control;
6. Outline of the biology of major pests - mosquitoes, houseflies, rats;
7. Pest control;
8. Infectious organisms and sanitation measures;
9. Food hygiene
10. Waste minimisation and management;
11. Management of stormwater and drainage systems.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Field Study
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ENVS2710