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 - 2021

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: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 40%

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 Unit coordinator observations and student evaluations

Feedback

The assessment schedule should be revised to allow more time on the final assignment

Recommendation

Return the schedule to the 2019 version to complete the Assignment 1 earlier and allow more time for Assignment 2.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Some content in the lectures is not in SI units and does not directly relate to the assessments

Recommendation

Lecture material should be revised to follow the Australian guidelines where relevant.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Expectations of assignments could be clearer

Recommendation

Develop marking rubrics for assignments that explain expectations at various levels of performance that can also assist students to breakdown the assignment into individual tasks.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Having Moodle preloaded with lecture slides enabled independent learning which was helpful for students with other commitments

Recommendation

Continue to preload Moodle with learning resources to facilitate independent learning.

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 - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%

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 - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

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
Raj Sharma Unit Coordinator
r.sharma@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Principle of water distribution system    

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Fire demand and demand patterns

Chapter

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Components design and operation of water distribution system

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Modeling of water distribution system

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Principles of wastewater system design

Chapter

Chapter 3

Related Guidelines and Standards

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Wastewater source and design flow calculations


Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design and analysis of water distribution system Due: Week 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Design of Sanitary Sewer


Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Health and environmental issues of wastewater

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Water quality

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Water treatment

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design and analysis of sewer system Due: Week 10 Monday (17 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Wastewater treatment

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test Due: Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design and analysis 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 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after the submission due date.


Weighting
30%

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

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
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design and analysis of sewer system

Task Description

You are required to design a sewer network 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 10 Monday (17 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after the submission due date.


Weighting
30%

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

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
  • Ethical practice

3 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

This assessment task consists of one Online Test . The main characteristics of the Online Test are:

  1. The test will be open from 09:00am AEST Monday of Week 12 to 09:00 am AEST Monday of the Week 13.
  2. You will have 120 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  3. You will be allowed to attempt the test two times within a given time frame. The highest of the two attempts will be your final score of the test.
  4. There shall be minimum of four hours between the two attempts.
  5. There will be 20 to 30 numerical type questions. There can be a few multiple choice type of questions also. Questions may vary from student to student and may change on each attempt with different correct numerical responses.
  6. The test will contribute 40% towards your final grade.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After the certification of grades.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Answers will be automatically marked correct or incorrect.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

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?