Course Code: M 111 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering • Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ildiko Camelia Tulbure
Seminar tutor: Ildiko Camelia Tulbure
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

• Delivering theoretical and methodological basic notions related to ecology and environmental protection;
• Students customization to the specific terminology and expressions related to ecology and environmental protection;
- Presenting basics regarding population dynamics, interconnections with environmental systems, as well as environmental systems modelling methods.

Course Entry Requirements:

Physics, Mathematics

Course contents:

1. Introduction, aims and objectives of this lecture; 2. World Problematique and Sustainable Development; 3. General notions regarding Ecology; 4. Basics about ecosystems; 5. Fundamentals regarding population ecology; 6. Population Dynamics; 7. Fundamentals regarding modelling environmental systems; 8. Man and environment. Society, economy, and ecology; 9. Energetic resources and their usage environmental impacts; 10. Basic notions regarding environmental pollution and protection; 11. Environmental monitoring and assessment. Environmental indicators. 12. Concluding remarks, relevance for the field of environmental engineering.

Teaching methods:

Giving lectures, presenting real case studies, explaining industrial processes based on fluids, conversation, exemplification, applying hands-on methods, using TED technique.

Learning outcomes:

- Understanding and knowing diverse notions, concepts, and methods related to ecology and environmental protection; - Delivering theoretical and methodological basic aspects with regard to ecology and environmental protection; - Students familiarization with ecology specific terminology, with general notions related to ecology; - Knowing basics regarding population dynamics; - Knowing fundamental concepts related to environmental impact assessment; - Understanding ecology relevance for environmental impact assessment and environmental engineering for assuring sustainabilty of human socity

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral examination – 50%; continuous assessment by preparing reports and delivering results of practical work in the laboratory – 25%; implication in solving problems during seminars – 25 %

Recommended reading:

Tulbure, I., Ecology and environmental protection - lecture notes, University 1 Decembrie 1918, Alba Iulia, 2021, 115.
Tulbure, I., Zustandsbeschreibung und Dynamik umweltrelevanter Systeme, Papierflieger, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 1997, 170.
Jischa, M., F., Herausforderung Zukunft, Spektrum, Heielberg, Germania, 2005, 280.