ENEC13014 - Water Supply and Wastewater Technology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Online Test 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 59.26% response rate.

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.

Source: 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.
Action Taken
The assessment schedule was revised.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Lecture material was revised as appropriate.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Marking guidelines were used.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Most of the resources were uploaded on the Moodle at the start of the term.
Source: Self
Feedback
Project details
Recommendation
Key activities of the projects should be defined in advance which will help students finalise the project scope more quickly.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Intermediate
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 2I 3I )

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2A 3A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2A 3A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2A 3A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 2I 3A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 2A 3A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 2I 3A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 4A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 4A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test