Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

Click on an offering mode for more details.

Unit Overview

Description
This unit provides an introduction to the functioning of the Earth's environment, the physical, hydrological and ecological processes for environmental systems, and a holistic systems approach to how these processes respond and interact with each other. The unit covers theories and quantitative techniques to understand interactions between water, air and soil, and the ecosystem's response to these interactions.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) function effectively as a multidisciplinary team; (2) write concise technical reports; (3) give a professional oral presentation; (4) manage group discussion; (5) locate and evaluate sources of information including references and appropriate data; (6) articulate the role of environmental engineers; (7) quantify the temporal and spatial scales of importance in environmental systems; (8) quantify the temporal and spatial scales of importance for catchment processes including interaction between ground and surface water and ecological process; (9) identify and quantify the role of biogeochemical processes in environmental systems; and (10) quantify and conceptualise multiscale change in environmental systems, including impact assessement and prediction of future dynamics.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) reports; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and ( ENSC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy ) or ( ENSC1004 Engineering Materials and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENVE2013 Coastal Engineering Processes
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.