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AR40446: Public health engineering for developing communities

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 30%)
  • Presentation (CW 25%)
  • Report (CW 25%)
  • Computer Exercise (CW 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To give students a knowledge and understanding of civil engineering applied to developing communities, with particular emphasis on water and sanitation.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
* Water supply, quality, and treatment in rural and urban developing communities
* Sanitation practices and technologies for such communities
* Other engineering interventions for improvement of public health
* Social and political issues surrounding engineering work in such communities.

Intellectual skills
* Ability to apply the concepts of civil engineering to improve public health
* Understanding of design issues and constraints in other engineering settings
Profession/practical skills
* Knowledge of appropriate solutions to a variety of engineering challenges
* Public speaking
Transferable/key sills
* Ability to analyse a technical situation to determine the most appropriate solution
* Communication and team working skills

Primary public health concerns in developing communities
Water supply: sources, conveyance, distribution
Water quality: main pathogens and contaminants
Water treatment: filtration, chlorination, sedimentation, and other low cost interventions
Sanitation: appropriate waste disposal in various settings
Overview of other engineering interventions
Social and political considerations.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40446 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)