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GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Mining Engineering major sequences
Content
Through this unit, student engineers will be able to recognise and explain the interconnectedness between the natural and built environments and society, as a foundation to design sustainable engineering solutions and to be responsible stewards of the Earth. This unit provides an introduction to the physical, geological, hydrological and ecological processes for earth systems engineering, 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 response to these interactions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the key components of the earth systems, including the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere, and how they relate to engineering practice; (2) describe the processes governing rock and soil formation, and the influence of the atmosphere and
hydrosphere on these processes; (3) articulate the cycle of resource exploration and extraction and how it interacts with the earth system and society; (4) articulate the relationship between the major earth system cycles and their role in providing services to
society; and (5) illustrate the connectivity of the earth system cycles through a case study.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) participation and collaborative learning. Further information is available in the unit outline.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Anas Ghadouani
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in ( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week
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