lbire2214  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
7 credits
50.0 h + 20.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Agnan Yannick; Delmelle Pierre (coordinator);
Language
French
Prerequisites
Prerequisites: all courses of the BIRE program that are mandatory for the "Environmental Technologies Water-Soil-Air" option.
Main themes
The "Integrated Environmental Technology Project" requires students to implement in an integrated manner the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their bioengineering coursework, to analyze and understand a real-world problem in a case study pertaining to environmental pollution and to identify and document possible solutions. The case study should present a level of complexity compatible with the time limit imposed by the course schedule. The project's end-result will consist in the oral the written communication of the analysis and the proposed solutions. The report and the presentation should be understandable and useable by any engineer without specific prior knowledge of the project or its specific context.
Content
The purpose of the Integrated Project is to put students in a real-life situation and make them work in groups of four, in the manner of a consulting firm, for two months in close interaction with a sponsor. To do this, one or more environmental issues relevant to real-life situations (pollution, waste management, remediation) are presented to students by sponsors (stakeholders, regional or local public authorities, companies). Having chosen their subject, students organize themselves in working groups, structure their approach, collect existing data and analyze the problems by mobilizing the scientific knowledge gained during the first four years of their studies. The aim of this project is to develop a solution that is technically appropriate while taking into account the constraints. For the sponsor, the added value of the work is to obtain a relatively thorough and comprehensive study on a problem which is relevant to the business at hand.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

This course takes the form of a course-workshop.
Following a first step consisting in the familiarization with the problem and its context, the steps and the distribution of tasks and deadlines are defined by the students in collaboration with the teachers. Students establish a schedule of meetings: internal working group sessions, interactions with the teachers responsible for the course and with the outside sponsor who proposed the project. During the sessions of interaction, work progress is discussed as well as the choices that must be decided on at the end of each stage to proceed to the next step. The project report is due for the last week of classes and presented orally during the examination session in January to the teachers responsible for the course and the sponsor.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written report and oral presentation of the completed project.
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
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