Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
New Approaches in Environmental Engineering CEV365 5 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Goals Students will learn the new technologies developed in environmental subjects together with the innovative approaches for the solutions of environmental problems
Contents Sustainable development, sustainable life, emission reduction, cost function, environment and social life, product life cycle, environmental policies and management, environmental policies and innovation, green energy technologies
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Student can define the difference between sustainable development and sustainable life
2 Students can write the cost function that can define technological progress
3 Students can write the cost function for emission reduction
4 Students can present examples from green energy technologies
5 Students can define innovation and present activies that can be included in environmental policies

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, presentation, project
Assessment Methods Midterm exam (Week 10), Homework, Report, Final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of sustainable development Students read pages 11-22 from the textbook
2 Theories on environmental technological progress Students read pages 63-75 from the textbook
3 Projecting cost of emissions reductions - Best available technologies Students read pages 23-45 from the textbook
4 Theories on the cost functions of emissions reductions Students read pages 47-61 from the textbook
5 Productivity and environmental demands
6 Effect increasing and cost reducing technological progresses
7 Factors that contribute to technological progress Students select their project subject and start library search
8 Case studies: examples from treatment technologies Students prepare their reports and presentations
9 case study: examples from green energy technology Students prepare their reports and presentations
10 Students presentation and project submission
11 Social demands and environmental management Students read pages 77-89 from the textbook
12 Life cycle valuation Students read pages 89-101 from the textbook
13 Model for environmental strategies
14 Environmental policy for innovation Students read pages 103-118 from the textbook

Textbook Y. Krozer, "Innovations and Environment1", Springer- Verbag London Limited, London, 2008
Additional Resources M.Weber, J. Hemmelskamp, "Towards Environmental Innovations Systems", Springer- Heidelberg, 2005

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Projects 1 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age.
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 3 30
Assignments 5 2 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 40 40
Projects 1 50 50
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load (h) 178
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.93
ECTS Credit of the Course 6