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Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Environmental Monitoring Course code: 181017 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 3
Semester: 6
Requirements: None
Goal: Introducing students to modern methods of environmental monitoring.
Outcome: Students will be able to plan and implement monitoring programs of environmental quality, ecological status and integrity of the ecosystem, but also to analyze and interpret the results and make conclusions and management decisions based on the results obtained by environmental monitoring.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Legislation in the field of monitoring of air, water, wastewater, soil and other parts of the environment.
  2. Properties of harmful substances in the air, water and soil.
  3. Monitoring of industrial pollutants. Systematic measurements, examination and evaluation of environmental status indicators and environmental pollution.
  4. Monitoring of standard harmful substances (SO2, NOx, CO2, CO).
  5. Monitoring of the soot, emissions of metals.
  6. Monitoring of specific harmful substances.
  7. Colloquium 1
  8. Monitoring of standard methods of harmful substances (SO2, NOx, CO2, CO), soot, monitoring of metal emissions.
  9. Monitoring of the impact of public lighting on the increase of harmful substances in the air.
  10. The specifics of automatic air monitoring in automatic stations.
  11. Air monitoring in the room.
  12. Bioindicators for examining the state of human health and ecosystem vulnerability.
  13. Qualitative analysis of data in biomonitoring of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation.
  14. Monitoring the environment using the Global Navigation Satellite System.
  15. Colloquium 2
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical teaching program follows the lecture.
Textbooks and References
  1. Environmental Monitoring using GNSS, Joseph Awange, Springer 2012.
  2. Handbook of Air Pollution Prevention Prevention and Control, Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D., N&P Limited, Elsevier Science (USA), 2002.
  3. Advanced environmental monitoring, Young Kim, Ulrich Platt, Springer 2008.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam