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This Environmental Monitoring and Protection module at The Open University UK will equip you with knowledge of the different environmental monitoring techniques for water, noise, air, and wastes; how to model and interpret the impacts of pollutants; and the techniques available to eliminate the pollutants.

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 Environmental Monitoring and Protection module at The Open University UK , e consists of two introductory units and four specialist blocks covering pollution prevention related to water, noise, air and solid waste. Modelling using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is an important part of the module. Video programmes show you practice in the field, and legal aspects of pollution control in the UK are outlined. This module will appeal to anyone who wants to specialise in the technical aspects of environmental protection. For ease of reference, technical data and a glossary are included in the study materials. The module is delivered entirely online, thus allowing study worldwide.

Support from your tutor

You will be allocated a tutor whom you can contact by email and telephone for guidance and advice with the study material. Your tutor will mark and give feedback on the assignments that you submit. You will be able to communicate with fellow students via an online forum.

Programme Structure


  • Block 1: Water pollution control
  • Block 2: Noise control
  • Block 3: Air quality management
  • Block 4: Solid wastes management

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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This module can be studied as an option in our postgraduate environmental management programme or it can be taken on its own. 
  • If you are taking this module as part of a postgraduate qualification, you must have adequate preparation for study at this level. You should have a science or engineering bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, and a good knowledge of written English. 
  • You should be familiar with pure mathematics and chemistry at A-level or Advanced Highers standard (or equivalent).
  • You should be familiar with chemical equations and their use in numerical problems related to chemical reactions. 

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