This course teaches the important concepts and fundamental principles of water supply and wastewater treatment systems, as well as the processes involved in their operation. Topics covered include water and wastewater characteristics, design of water supply and wastewater collection systems, processes involved in the treatment of raw water and wastewater, and treatment and disposal of bio-solids. After completing this course you will be able to design, construct, operate and manage water supply and wastewater collection systems, as well as water and wastewater treatment plants.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous learning materials||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus workshop||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Competencies from multiple Professional Bodies (see below) *|
|1||Demonstrate knowledge of engineering and technological processes by accessing information relevant to managing water supply and treating wastewater.||Knowledgeable||
1.5, 6.1.5, 6.2.1, 6.3.2
|2||Evaluate information regarding managing and treating water and wastewater sustainably.||Sustainability-focussed||
|3||Apply processes used to manage and treat water and wastewater and the socio-economic factors that influence it.||Empowered||
1.5, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.2.5
|4||Discuss the implications of and outcomes from inappropriate application of engineering principles in managing and treating water and wastewater.||Creative and critical thinker||
1.5, 6.2.1, 6.3.4
|5||Design a possible solution to a water and wastewater management and treatment problem or illustrate how engineering may be causing the problem.||Engaged||
2.3, 11.1.2, 11.1.4, 11.2.4, 11.3.1
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards|
|1.5||Knowledge and Skill Base: Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.|
|2.3||Engineering Application Ability: Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.|
|Education for Sustainable Development Goals|
|6.1.5||The learner understands the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and other strategies for ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation, including flood and drought risk management.|
|6.2.1||The learner is able to participate in activities of improving water and sanitation management in local communities.|
|6.3.2||The learner is able to contribute to water resources management at the local level.|
|6.3.5||The learner is able to evaluate, participate in and influence decision-making on management strategies of local, national and international enterprises related to water pollution.|
|6.1.3||The learner knows about the global unequal distribution of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.|
|6.2.2||The learner is able to communicate about water pollution, water access and water saving measures and to create visibility about success stories.|
|6.2.5||The learner is able to question socio-economic differences as well as gender disparities in the access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.|
|6.3.4||The learner is able to plan, implement, evaluate and replicate activities that contribute to increasing water quality and safety.|
|11.1.2||The learner is able to evaluate and compare the sustainability of their and other settlements’ systems in meeting their needs particularly in the areas of food, energy, transport, water, safety, waste treatment, inclusion and accessibility, education, integration of green spaces and disaster risk reduction.|
|11.1.4||The learner knows the basic principles of sustainable planning and building, and can identify opportunities for making their own area more sustainable and inclusive.|
|11.2.4||The learner is able to contextualize their needs within the needs of the greater surrounding ecosystems, both locally and globally, for more sustainable human settlements.|
|11.3.1||The learner is able to plan, implement and evaluate community-based sustainability projects.|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
MEC200 or ENG211
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In all tutorials, throughout semester, students will be asked to complete sample examination questions. Students will then discuss possible answers before being shown sample answers. Students will also be encouraged to raise any issues they have regarding any assessment task.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Professional||Individual||30%||
Max. 1500 words excl. Appendices.
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Artefact - Professional||Group||40%||
BIM model of the entire wastewater or water treatment system with costings and each element of the process clearly outlined. An oral presentation of your design will be made in week 11 - maximum 15 minutes.
|Week 11||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
2 x 1 hour quizzes
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Preliminary study and Design brief of a water system|
This task is designed to model how a preliminary overview design is prepared for a water supply and wastewater collection system. You will collect the primary data and produce an overview design (i.e. to flowchart detail only) of a water supply and wastewater collection system for a small country town in rural Queensland. This design brief will then feed into Task 2.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
Individual submission: Report submitted via Canvas. Your report includes a description of your water and wastewater collection system, as well as water distribution system design proposal, appropriate diagrams, anticipated components and design capacity, consideration and discussion of water quality and wastewater contaminants, flow variations and other relevant issues. <b>It will be necessary to make assumptions and these should be clearly stated.</b>
|All - Assessment Task 2:Detailed design of water systems|
Using a BIM model you will provide detailed designs of a water or wastewater treatment unit processes. Design data and assumptions from Assessment Task 1 may be used here. You should include preliminary costings in your report. As part of your group work, you may be required to actively participate to Peer Assessment, review, feedback and debriefing activities.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
Group submission of the BIM model through Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Quizzes|
The final exam assesses the material covered in the course (lectures, tutorials and assignments) and the self-study material (e.g. prescribed reading). You will demonstrate your understanding of the Design of Water Systems and solve various issues relating to Water System topics.
Individual submission. The quizzes will be a mixture of calculations, multiple choice and short answer (diagrams and calculations may be required). weeks 6 and 13
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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