Open University

Open University

Environmental Monitoring and Protection (T868)

In many countries there is a legal requirement for a formal environmental impact assessment of infrastructure projects that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment; this online course equips students with the skills necessary to undertake environmental assessment work, interpret the results, and suggest appropriate remedial measures; the course covers water pollution control, air quality management, noise control, and solid waste management, using a rich variety of examples; the course utilises computer modelling for prediction of impacts, and offers a range of remedial measures that can be selected for effective pollution control.

Entry requirements

You should have a science or engineering undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, and a good knowledge of written English. You are strongly advised to study Managing for Sustainability (T867) before taking T868, as it offers good preparation for this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 - 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 - 6 months

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