Lectured in 1st year Business managementOptional course environmental administration
1ste jaar Bedrijfsbeheer
Theory [A] 50.0
Exercises [B] 0.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 150
Studypoints [E] 6
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Annie VAN GOETHEM
Reference RGBBRX01A14380
Key words
Introduction to the milieutechnology partim 1

  • Obtain the basic knowledge needed for all courses of environment technology, environment law and toxicology which are taught in the second and third year
  • Be able to situate chemicals in classes and know their general properties and applications
  • Working knowledge of different tables (e.g. periodic system, table with electrode potentials, table with acid-base constants)
  • Obtain insight in the structure of the matter
  • Obtain insight in simple chemical reactions
  • Be able to make simple calculations with magnitudes which are related to environment sciences and technologies, so as to compare measuring results with legal norms
  • Be able to make calculations with data obtained from above-mentioned tables to examine why a reaction continues or stops

The course is essentially structured arround 2 parts. Each part has a linear structure.
  • Part 1: Fundamental notions of the general and inorganic chemistry.
The most important items which are discussed in this part are: structure of the matter, the most important inorganic compounds with their most important properties and their uses, the different kinds of chemical reactions (quantitative and energt aspects, pH of solutions). After every part of the course, attention will be given to practical exercises by means of detailed examples. These exercises may be based on a limited amaount of subject matter or may combine various parts and aspects of the course.
  • Part 2: Fundamental notions of organic chemistry
The introduction gives an idea of the complexity and the dimension of organic chemistry. In this part different classes of carbon-containing compounds are discussed with a focus on those compounds which are frequently responsible for environmental problems. The most important characteristics and connections will be explained concisely for each class of compounds. Some of the most frequently occuring reactions between organic compounds will be explained concisely.

No special knowledge required.
Everybody who succeeded in secondary education can follow this course.

Final Objectives

Materials used
Syllabus "Fundamentele begrippen van de chemie" available from the campus copy.

Study costs
Syllabus: ca 160 pages (copy price determined by the hogeschool).

Study guidance
Individual problems can always be discussed with the lecturer.

Teaching Methods
Question and answer: By involving the student intensively in the course by means of questions and answers their knowledge increases and concepts become clear.
Guided exercises: these exercises will be dealt with as examples during the course.
Exercises with the same level of difficulty have to be solved by the students themselves and will be explained and discussed by the lecturer afterwards.

First exam session: written examination100%
Second exam session: written examination 100%
Examination Board Flemisch Community (ditto regular student).