ENEC20005 - Advanced Water Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Advanced Water Engineering will introduce you to different components of the hydrologic cycle that are essential for designing complex water infrastructures. In this unit, you will discuss concepts of probability and uncertainty governing water resources projects. You will estimate design rainfall and losses, and peak flows and volumes for engineering design. You will also be introduced to the design of pipe networks for water supply and collection of wastewater and stormwater. You will also learn how to apply the concept of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). In completing these tasks, you must use appropriate technical language in written communication and work in teams to solve problems.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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: Have your Say
More workshop and software classes.
Students will be asked during the class if they need additional workshop sessions. Additional drop-in sessions will be offered if requested by students.
Action Taken
The extra workshop was offered. There were two workshop sessions every week instead of only one.
Source: Self reflection and informal discussion with the students.
Textbook issues
Some of the students were unable to purchase the prescribed textbook which negatively affects their learning. There will be no prescribed textbook. Other equivalent resources will be identified and used.
Action Taken
Source: Self Reflection
Field visit and/or the guest lecture will be added to provide better contextualisation of the study. Field visit will depend on the COVID situation.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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