Study programme 2019-2020Français
Elements of Chemistry and Water Treatments
Programme component of Bachelor's in Engineering: Architectural Engineering à la Faculty of Engineering

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what assessment methods are planned for the end of Q2

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
Teacher(s)
UI-B3-IRCIVA-012-MCompulsory UEHANTSON Anne-LiseF505 - Génie des Procédés chimiques et biochimiques
  • DECROLY André
  • HANTSON Anne-Lise

Language
of instruction
Language
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français326001044.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
I-GPRO-027Ecological Impacts and Water Treatment140006Q140.00%
I-SDMA-030General Chemistry186000Q160.00%
I-GPRO-127Seminar on organic chemistry00004Q1?%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Implement an engineering approach dealing with a set problem taking into account technical, economic and environmental constraints
    • Understand the stages of an engineering approach
    • Identify and describe the problem to be solved and the functional need (of the project owner) to be met considering the state of technology
    • Identify and acquire the information and skills needed to solve the problem
  • Understand the theoretical and methodological fundamentals in arts, science, engineering and construction to solve problems involving these disciplines
    • Identify, describe and explain the basic artistic, scientific and mathematical principles
    • Identify, describe and explain the basic principles of engineering sciences and construction
    • Select and thoroughly apply knowledge, methods and tools in arts, sciences, engineering sciences and construction to solve problems involving these disciplines
  • Communicate in a structured way - visually, orally and in writing, in French and English - giving clear, accurate, and reasoned information
    • Argue to and persuade a project owner, teachers and a board orally, with visual aids and in writing
    • Use several methods of written and graphic communication: text, tables, equations, sketches, maps, graphs, etc.
    • Give an effective oral presentation, using presentation materials appropriately
  • Demonstrate thoroughness and independence throughout their studies
    • Develop scientific and cultural curiosity and open-mindedness
    • Learn to use various resources made available to inform and train independently

Learning Outcomes of UE

The "Elements of General Chemistry" course will allow students to:
- Understand the chemical bonding and the building of a molecular structure ;
- Understand the different interactions between atoms, ions and molecules and, from there, the different states of matter and their main properties ;
- Understand the great principles of thermodynamics allowing to figure out the chemical reaction spontaneity ;
- Perceive the main factors affecting the speed of a chemical reaction.

The "Environment and water treatment" course will allow students to :
- Understand the impact of human activity on the environment ;
- Describe the main sources of pollution ;
- Interpret waste water analysis reports based sanitation standards ;
- Describe the techniques of collective and individual treatment of urban wastewater ;
- Implement processes or technologies that reduce environmental impacts as part of their project.

Content of UE

The course content is organised into different parts.
- The first part concerning the "Elements of general Chemistry will include : Electronic structure of atoms; covalent bonding; building of molecular structures. Electrostatic interactions, dipole moment, hydrogen bond. Cohesion in liquids ; structures of solids. Main properties of the gaseous, liquid, solid and glassy states. First and second principles of thermodynamics ; chemical reaction spontaneity (Gibbs free energy and equilibrium constant). Chemical reactions (acid-base, precipitation, redox). Chemical kinetics and elements of catalysis. Illustrations (building of polymers, concrete and metals corroding, ...) Electronic structure of atoms; covalent bonding; building of molecular structures. Electrostatic interactions, dipole moment, hydrogen bond. Cohesion in liquids ; structures of solids. Main properties of the gaseous, liquid, solid and glassy states. First and second principles of thermodynamics ; chemical reaction spontaneity (Gibbs free energy and equilibrium constant). Chemical reactions (acid-base, precipitation, redox). Chemical kinetics and elements of catalysis. Illustrations (building of polymers, concrete and metals corroding, ...).
- The second part of the EU is based on the description of ecosystems, aqueous and gaseous pollution, impacts of human activities on the environment and on ecosystems.
- The third part is dedicated to the study of the properties of natural water and aqueous pollution, environmental legislation in the field of urban wastewater. The individual and collective treatment of water for drinking and sanitation are discussed: primary (mechanical and physico-chemical), secondary (biological / chemical) and tertiary treatment (elimination of nitrogen and phosphorus), treatment of sludge, and individual purification stations.

Prior Experience

   

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Graded tests

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

- For the AA "Elements of general chemistry", the evaluation will include quoted an oral examination. The oral exam verifies the theoretical knowledge. After receiving the question, the student write his answer on transparent slides that he will then present. The accent is put on the understanding of phenomena and concepts rather than on the memorization (100 % of the mark, maximal duration: 60 min).
- For the AA "Environment and water Treatment, the evaluation will include a scientific paper analysis (25%), extended summary (25%), presentation (30%) and discussion (25%), and.visit report (20%).
Participation in the visits and the seminar (I-GPRO-127) obligatory, any absence will have to be justified.
Any unjustified absence during visits and seminar will not validate the EU.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Graded tests

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

For the AA "Elements of general chemistry", the evaluation will include quoted an oral examination. The oral exam verifies the theoretical knowledge. After receiving the question, the student write his answer on transparent slides that he will then present. The accent is put on the understanding of phenomena and concepts rather than on the memorization (100 % of the mark, maximal duration: 60 min). For the AA "Environment and water Treatment, the eveluation will include a scientific paper analysis, extended summary, visit report, presentation and discussion.
Participation in the visits and the seminar (I-GPRO-127) obligatory, any absence will have to be justified.
Any unjustified absence during visits and seminar will not validate the EU.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
I-GPRO-027
  • Cours magistraux
  • Excursions, visites
I-SDMA-030
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés
I-GPRO-127
  • Excursions, visites

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
I-GPRO-027
  • Face to face
I-SDMA-030
  • Face to face
I-GPRO-127
  • Face to face

Required Reading

AARequired Reading
I-GPRO-027
I-SDMA-030
I-GPRO-127

Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
I-GPRO-027The presentation files shown during the course are made available onto the Moodle platform.
I-SDMA-030The presentation files shown during the course are made available onto the Moodle platform prior to the class.
I-GPRO-127Not applicable

Recommended Reading

AARecommended Reading
I-GPRO-027
I-SDMA-030
I-GPRO-127

Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
I-GPRO-027Not applicable
I-SDMA-030Not applicable
I-GPRO-127Slides will be available on Moodle.

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
I-GPRO-027Miller T. & Spoolman S. 2008, "Environmental Science - Principles, connections, and solutions" ,
Thomson. Medcalf & Eddy (Author), George Tchobanoglous (Afterword), Franklin L. Burton (Afterword). 1991 . "Wastewater Engineering: Treatment, Disposal, and Reuse" McGraw-Hill Education ; Third edition.
Degremont, "Mémento technique de l'eau" - 2 volumes - 10è édition
I-SDMA-030N.V. TRO, "Chemistry - A molecular approach" Pearson, Second edition (2011).
I-GPRO-127Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
I-GPRO-027Authorized
I-SDMA-030Unauthorized
I-GPRO-127Unauthorized
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 24/04/2020
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