Course Description          :               Solid waste management is addressed by virtually every municipality. Issues include landfill capacity, landfill diversion, regulatory compliance, energy recovery, carbon footprints, sustainability, public opinion and economics. This course covers all aspects of municipal solid waste (MSW) management including refuse generation, source reduction, collection, transportation, recycling and resource recovery, burial in landfills, and treatment by composting, anaerobic digestion and combustion. Regulations and policy relevant to MSW are also discussed and students are expected to integrate regulatory, policy and technical considerations in the development of engineering designs. The application of life-cycle analysis to waste management systems is also considered.

Course Objectives            :               1. To provide the student with a working knowledge of all unit operations involved in solid waste management.

                                                                2. To familiarize the student with design and policy considerations.

                                                                3. To address the alternatives for solid waste management.

Transferrable Skills       :               Students are able to solve problems related to the subject of solid waste management.

  • To introduce the concepts of kinetic & kinematics of moving particles.
  • To introduce the kinetics of structural systems.
  • To introduce concepts of vibration analysis for wind and earthquake for single degree freedom systems.

The principal aim of
the course is to present a physical significance to the analytical material
covered in the Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Materials courses taken
prior or concurrently and to familiarize the students with realistic testing
techniques and laboratory practices. The students will be expected to undertake
directed reading and make use of computer-aided learning tools.
Students
are required to use appropriate equipment for laboratory testing, and learn to
liaise and work together effectively.

This course introduces numerical methods used to solve civil engineering problems. It covers solution of systems of linear equations and non-linear equations using various techniques. Curve fitting using least square regression and polynomial interpolation will be discussed. Eigen-value problems related to structural dynamics and optimization of civil engineering problems will be analyzed and solved. Finite element method and finite difference method will be introduced in this course.