Course code VidZ3034

Credit points 2

Environmental Engineering

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation17.02.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer

author lect.

Linda Grinberga

Doctoral degree Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Engineering Science and Technology

Course abstract

The environmental engineering study course is focused on solving technical issues in the field of environmental sanitation, including a complex approach to solving water supply, sewage and solid waste transfer or storage, sewage systems in cities and rural areas, as well as systems for water, soil and atmospheric pollution control, as well as social and environmental impact on these solutions. In the form of practical work and laboratory work, students apply their theoretical knowledge in the practical solution of integrated and topical issues.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the study course, the student will have knowledge and understanding of a complex approach to controlling and preventing water, air and soil pollution.
The student will have the skills to prepare the construction project of water management equipment and structures, including the part of the explanatory article with calculations and graphic material.
Competence to independently make decisions about the most suitable and economically justified solutions in the field of environment and water management.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Construction design and supporting documentation of water management projects (2 hours)
2. Inspection of objects in nature, field seminar (2 hours)
3. External firefighting water supply; practical work (2 hours)
4. Water supply for internal firefighting of buildings; practical work (2 hours)
5. Calculation of the amount of rainwater; practical work (2 hours)
6. Actualities of materials and fittings in water management (2 hours)
7. Pipeline materials; laboratory work (2 hours)
8. Pressure piping materials; laboratory work (2 hours)
9. Inspection of objects in nature, field seminar (2 hours)
10. Installation of pipelines in the ground (2 hours)
11. Volumes of construction works and calculation of ground works; practical work (2 hours)
12. Drinking quality water criteria; laboratory work (2 hours)
13. Coordination of documentation of water management projects (2 hours)
14. Organization of construction works; Responsibility of civil engineer (2 hours)
15. Student seminar on innovations in the field of water management (2 hours)
16. Seminar with defense of the course project (2 hours)

Part time extramural studies:
All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

To successfully complete this study course, you must obtain the minimum set number of points. 10% of the total number of points is made up of class attendance, 50% is made up of tests on the theoretical part, 40% is made up of practical and laboratory works, including participation in a seminar with a presentation on a topic specified by the teacher.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students' independent work is organized outside contact hours. It includes learning the lecture material, additionally studying the literature indicated by the teacher. Practical and laboratory works, as well as the development of the course project, are organized independently, with the opportunity to ask unclear questions during the lessons.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Successfully completed 2 tests on the topics discussed in the lectures, participation in the seminar with a presentation on the specified topic, developed practical and laboratory works.

Compulsory reading

1.Valdis Lediņš “Ūdensapgāde un kanalizācija”, Rīga, RTU, 2007. - 208 lpp.
2.Red. Māris Kļaviņš, Jānis Zaļoksnis "Vide un ilgtspējīga attīstība", Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2010. - 334 lpp.
3.Ēriks Tilgalis “Notekūdeņu savākšana un attīrīšana”, Jelgava, LLU, 2004. - 239 lpp.

4.Ēriks Tilgalis „Ūdensapgāde”, Jelgava, LLU, 2008. -183 lpp.

Further reading

1.B. Aulika, M. Avota, M. Ā. Bāķe, u.c. "Vides veselība", Rīga, RSU, 2008. -696 lpp.
2.United States Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Part 637 Environmental Engineering; National Engineering Handbook” 2002. – 74 p.

3.U. Mander, P. Jenssen "Constructed wtlands for wastewater treatment in cold climates", UK, 2003. - 317 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1.Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 223-15. Kanalizācijas būves. Rīga, LRMK, 2015.
2.Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 222-15. Ūdensapgādes būves. Rīga, LRMK, 2015.

3.Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 221-15. Ēku iekšējais ūdensvads un kanalizācija. Rīga, LRMK, 2015.


Compulsory course in full-time studies of professional bachelor’s study programme “Environment and Water Management” of the Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering