48821 Ecological Engineering
Increasingly biological principles are being integrated as part of engineered systems to create innovative and effective design solutions. This subject teaches fundamental chemical, physical and biological principles which can be used to analyse data and formulate design solutions to environmental problems particularly related to water quality. The subject covers hydrology, soils, ecosystems, material balances, nutrient cycles, risk and water quality engineering. The way this knowledge is utilised by engineers for ecosystem restoration and engineered treatment systems is examined.
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