CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC13014 Water Supply and Wastewater Technology
Water Supply and Wastewater Technology
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will be introduced to water and wastewater treatment, including water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems. The unit will cover characteristics of water and wastewater, different types of treatment processes and the design of different components of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ENEC12010 Hydraulics and Hydrology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

Only one submission is allowed for the quiz.

Recommendation

The quiz will be renamed to online test. At least two attempts can be given but all the questions should be of numerical type.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

Assignment too heavy.

Recommendation

Assignment requirements to be reviewed.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Characterise the quality parameters of potable water and wastewater
  2. Formulate a preliminary design of water and wastewater treatment plants
  3. Design water distribution and wastewater collection networks
  4. Demonstrate a level of communication expected of professional engineers

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Online Test - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Online Test - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Water-Resources Engineering International Third (2013)

Authors: David A. Chin
PEARSON
ISBN: 9780273785910
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

Copies can be purchased from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Benjamin Taylor Unit Coordinator
ben.taylor@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Water and Wastewater Technology

Fundamentals of Flow in Closed Conduits

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Water Quality

Chapter

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Water Distribution System I

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Water Distribution System II

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Water Distribution System III

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test 1: Contents from Week 1 to Week 4

Test opens: 9:00 am Monday

Test closes: 5:00 pm Friday

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Sanitary Sewer I

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Sanitary Sewer II

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design of Water Distribution System Due: Week 8 Friday (8 May 2020) 10:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Sanitary Sewer III

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Water Treatment System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Wastewater Treatment System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test 2: Contents from Week 6 to Week 11

Test opens: 9:00 am Monday

Test closes: 5:00 pm Friday


Design of Water and Wastewater Processing Plants and Wastewater Collection network Due: Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 10:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design of Water Distribution System

Task Description

You are required to design a water distribution system for a given area. Information related to the project area such as topography and population is provided. You may need to collect relevant information from suppliers, councils and market survey as appropriate. Additional information on the assignment is available on the Moodle website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (8 May 2020) 10:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (22 May 2020)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment of the design report will be done based on

  1. Valid and Verified assumptions [Max 20%; All values and statements should be properly referenced an supportable.]
  2. Accuracy in calculations [Max 80%]
  3. Appropriate and Professional level of Communication [Pass/Fail - All the design steps should be explained in full detail. You should get a Pass from this criteria to get marks from the others.]


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Only the report of the project will be marked. The reports should be in a pdf format. It is required to submit other calculation and model files which would be used for verification purposes but these files will not be used for marking.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design water distribution and wastewater collection networks
  • Demonstrate a level of communication expected of professional engineers


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design of Water and Wastewater Processing Plants and Wastewater Collection network

Task Description

This assignment provides an opportunity for students to design different components of water infrastructure. This includes components of water and wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection system. You will be designing the structures after collecting relevant information from suppliers, councils and market survey as appropriate. Additional information on the assignment is available on the course website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 10:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After the release of the grades.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment of the design report will be done based on

  1. Valid and Verified assumptions [Max 20%; All values and statements should be properly referenced an supportable.]
  2. Accuracy in calculations [Max 80%]
  3. Appropriate and Professional level of Communication [Pass/Fail - All the design steps should be explained in full detail. You should get a Pass from this criteria to get marks from the others.]


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Only the report of the project will be marked. The reports should be in a pdf format. It is required to submit other calculation and model files which would be used for verification purposes but these files will not be used for marking.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Characterise the quality parameters of potable water and wastewater
  • Formulate a preliminary design of water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Demonstrate a level of communication expected of professional engineers


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

This assessment task consists of two Tests, each carries 15% of the total mark. The tests consist of different types of questions including numerical, short answer and multiple choice. There are 10-20 questions in each test.

Important Notes:

Each Test is set for 60 minutes. You have 60 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.

  • If you start but leave a test and come back to it later, your 60 min time may have lapsed and you will be scored zero for that attempt.
  • You can attempt the Test only once within the given time frame as specified in the Schedule. The test will be automatically closed after the end of the given time frame.
  • The Tests cannot generally be deferred. However, under exceptional circumstances, if you have valid reasons to defer the test(s), please contact the Unit Coordinator with documents of proof before the due date. Requests are to be made before the test begins. Requests after the test starts will not be entertained.


Assessment Due Date

Tests opening and closing details are given on the schedule section.


Return Date to Students

After the end of the Tests


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50% from the two tests.

Assessment Criteria

Full marks will be awarded for each correct answer. No partial marks will be allocated.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Characterise the quality parameters of potable water and wastewater
  • Formulate a preliminary design of water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Design water distribution and wastewater collection networks


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?