lbire2218  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
2 credits
20.0 h
Bielders Charles (coordinator); Vanclooster Marnik;
Main themes
1 ECTS: Seminars given by professionals from the soil and water sector. Both experts from the public and private sector present seminars.
1 ECTS: Seminars given by students on a subject related to soil and water management, encompassing the environmental, economic , social and legal aspects of soil and/or water management. Suggested topics : European legislation on integrated water management. Integrated water management in Europe and in developing countries . Framework directives on water and soil protection . Managing multi-purpose dams. Water and public health in the tropics. Etc ...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution de l'activité au référentiel AA (AA du programme)
M1.4 ; M2.2 ; M2.4 ; M2.5 ; M5.1 ; M5.3 ; M6.1 ; M6.2 ; M6.3 ; M6.4 ; M6.5 ; M6.6 ; M6.7 ; M6.8 ; M8.3 ; M8.6
b. Formulation spécifique pour cette activité des AA du programme
After the seminars (2 ECTS) , the student :
-       will have been confronted with the complexity of  soil and water resources management and engineering,  through seminars given by professionals of the sector;
-       will have raised awareness of the environmental, legal, economic and sociological aspects of soil and water resources management programs, both in temperate and tropical regions
-       will have raised awareness of the functioning of enterprises and organizations working in the soil and water sector ;
-       is able to perform a SWOT analysis in relation to a project;
-       will have increased his skills in communicating project results;  and  
-       will have strengthened his capability for doing teamwork.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
During the first 8 weeks, external professionals present seminars during 2 hours. Then, students present topical seminars. Topical seminars are presented in groups of 2 to 4 persons.
Teaching methods
Presentations by professionals: A specific soil and/or water engineering or management problem is presented by the professional expert.
Presentations by students in student group: A specific soil and/or water engineering or management problem is presented, based on a literature review.
Evaluation methods
- Professional seminar. SWOT sheet: For each expert seminar, the student makes a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)of a solution presented by the expert.
- Student Seminar. Multi-criteria evaluation. Scientific, technical and formal quality of the  presentation, quality of responses.  Evaluation by teachers and fellow students
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
  • Un vademecum du cours, décrivant le détail du programme, est disponible sur Moodle.
  • Pour le séminaire, une copie des transparents est disponible sur iCampus.  
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering

Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering

Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries