URBAN WATER RESOURCES

CIV3UWR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the principles for determining the sustainable use of urban water resources. Topics include; principles of hydrology, water quality and water treatment, water pollution, wastewater treatment, and urban water supplies.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Environmental Engineering, 5th ednPrescribedMackenzie, L & Cornwell, D 2002MCGRAW HILL, LONDON
ReadingsWater Resources EngineeringPrescribedWurbs, R & James, W 2002PRENTICE HALL, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the basic principles of hydrology and hydraulics to urban water resources projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse water quality data and interpret the water quality conditions to determine the quality of water.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Conduct standard water quality testing in fields.

Activities:
Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain the processes of water and wastewater treatment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Identify the water pollutants and their sources, and water supply schemes for urban use.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Incorporate the concept of sustainability in various water resources engineering design projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 04, 05
Assignment (Case analysis) (1000 words)15 01, 04, 06
Examination (2 hours)35 01, 02, 04, 06
Group Practical Experiment and Report (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 02, 03