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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.


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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile

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

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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%).

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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
The assessment schedule should be revised to allow more time on the final assignment
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
Some content in the lectures is not in SI units and does not directly relate to the assessments
Lecture material should be revised to follow the Australian guidelines where relevant.
Action Taken
Lecture material was revised as appropriate.
Source: Student evaluations
Expectations of assignments could be clearer
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
Having Moodle preloaded with lecture slides enabled independent learning which was helpful for students with other commitments
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
Project details
Key activities of the projects should be defined in advance which will help students finalise the project scope more quickly.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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