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Unit Overview


This unit will build upon the knowledge learnt in GENG2012 Data Collection and Analysis and GEOG2201 GIS to guide students in the selection of appropriate measurement techniques for solving environmental engineering problems with consideration to their scale. This will focus on environmental sampling and monitoring design, systematic review of causal evidence, statistical analysis of environmental monitoring data, and risk assessment of occupational health and safety for environmental field programs. This unit will have a strong practical component to allow student-led environmental monitoring. Additionally, this unit will help students develop the capability to summarise environmental variables in the context of a research question and design, and to apply exploratory data analysis, time series analysis, multivariate data analysis, and spatial data analysis.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Environmental Engineering major sequence

Students are able to (1) identify the practical challenges of conducting environmental observations; (2) design an environmental monitoring programme to meet client requirements, including conceptualisation of the system under investigation; (3) select the appropriate environmental sensors, sampling design, and field techniques to quantitatively test a hypothesis; (4) interpret environmental measurements, including selection of the most appropriate statistical model for the data at hand; (5) use a range of environmental instrumentation; and (6) conduct a task risk assessment for a field programme.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual report (20%) and group report and presentation (30%) ; (2) participation and attending practical field component ; 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)
Unit rules
GENG2012 Data Collection and Analysis (ID 8048)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
tutorials: 2 hours per week
practical field component
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.