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Online Course

Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science-Fundamental and Sustainability Concepts

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

The objective of this online course is to provide an overview of the environmental issues that all our working professionals should be aware of as per the directive of the Honble Supreme Court of India. The course will cover basic concepts of Ecology, Water Pollution, Water and Wastewater Quality and Treatment, Solid and Hazardous Waste
Management, Soil and Noise Pollution, Sustainability Concepts including Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, Waste Minimization, Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Issues.Overall the goal of the course is to:
1) Sensitise the young workforce on the basics and complexity ofenvironmental issues associated with global developmental and commercial activity on day to day issues
2) Identify the current environmental issues that the globalcommunity is facing and discuss the realistic risk assessment
3) Use the tools of green design for sustainable solutions, helpingthe students to grasp the concepts of four I’s: Inherency,Integration, Interdisciplinary, and International. Fundamental science and engineering skills will be applied throughout the course.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners.
PREREQUISITES: Basic High School Math, Physics and Chemistry
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: AECOM, Ramky, Environmental Resource Management (ERM),SENES/ARCADIS,
L&T, Tata-Projects, and all companies involved in any construction projects in the country.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Sustainability Concepts – Innovations and Challenges
Week 2: Environmental Measurements from Different Disciplines
Week 3: Ecology, Population & Environmental Chemistry
Week 4: Physical Process in Environment
Week 5: Environmental Biological Concepts
Week 6: Environmental Risk Assessments with Concepts of EIA and LCA
Week 7: Water – Quantity and Quality
Week 8: Water Treatment Basics
Week 9: Basics of Wastewater Collection, Treatment & Resource Recovery
Week 10: Basics of Solid Waste, Soil and Noise Pollution
Week 11: Basics of Air Pollution Issues – Global and Local
Week 12: Case Studies and Course Wrap-up

Taught by

Prof. Brajesh Kr. Dubey

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