Environmental Modeling and Simulation

By Prof. Gargi Singh   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 756
Environmental Modeling and Simulation covers a variety of traditional models used by environmental engineers and scientists and then builds a foundation in nonlinear modeling to build new models and improve existing environmental models. Simulation methodologies including Monte Carlo simulation would be demonstrated on MATLAB and Octave.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Final year UG students, first year PG students, and first year doctoral students in the Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering.

PREREQUISITES: Basic UG 1st year mathematics course covering calculus

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Envitrans; Enviro Care and Systems; Delta T Devices Ltd.; Itasca International Inc.; Aquatic Informatics Inc.; International Environmental Modeling and Software Society; CivilGeo Inc.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

1. Introduction to modeling and simulation, develqpment process and applications;
2. Model classification and evaluation; Basics of EnvironmentalSystem Desion;
3. Introduct on to Software Packages 
4. Lumped and distributed parameter models, solution methods using MATLAB;
5. Simulation methodologies, continuous, discrete.Monte - Garlo,agent-based models
6. Game theory,system dynamics
7. Design of experiments. Reactor Modeling, kinetics,parameter estimation,RTO  studies and flow reaimes
8. lD models. geometrical approach, Introduct on to nonlinear dvnamics
9. 2D models, bifurcations, sensitivity analysis. Lotka Volterra Models,outbreak models
10. Microbial dynamics.mixinginlakes, river self- purification.dynamics of DO,BOD and nutrients
11. Modeling transport phenomena. atmospheric and porous media transport and transformation of oollutants
12. Environmentalrisk management,health r sk assessment, Uncertaintv
13. Cluster analysis. ecological modeling, classification of ecolog ical data. stability of complex ecosvstems

Books and references

1.Non linear dynamics and Chaos by Steven Strogatz

Instructor bio

Prof. Gargi Singh

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Gargi Singh is currently working at the interface of microbiology and environmental engineering at IIT Roorkee to address environmental challenges of pathogen ingress in water distribution network and environmental proliferation of antibiotic resistance. In her doctoral research, she applied molecular biology tools including quantitative polymerase chain reaction, isolation, selection, high-throughput sequencing on pyrosequencing and Illumina based platforms, and metagenomics to investigate biodegradation of petroleum and nanocellulose, and sequestration of heavy metals. She is also faculty member of Centre of Nanotechnology at IIT Roorkee, where she is currently teaching environmental statistics and environmental implications of nanotechnology.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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