Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Earth Science Level 2

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Short Description
    A course that provides students with an understanding of the processes by which fluid moves in the Earth's crust and the environmental issues associated with the generation and remediation of pollutants

    Course Aims
    5. To provide an account of the factors controlling the movement of groundwater within the crust, its geochemistry and the influence of groundwater on human health.
    6. To characterise types of groundwater pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources, including mine operation and abandonment, and urban run-off.
    7. To examine and describe detailed examples of groundwater pollution.
    8. To show how a range of technologies can be employed to limit groundwater pollution.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    1. Explain the processes that control movement of fluid in the Earth's crust.
    2. Describe models used to account for groundwater movement.
    3. Identify changing environmental and anthropogenic controls on fluid movement in the crust.
    4. Discuss the controls on speciation, toxicity and mobility of potentially toxic compounds in natural and engineered systems.
    5. Explain the role of computer modelling in understanding Earth's biogeochemical processes.
    6. Describe the underlying processes responsible for, and consequent impacts of, real examples of anthropogenic pollution.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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