Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers engineering principles and practices associated with water and waste water treatment technology, and management. You will be introduced to their application and impacts in the context of the full water cycle management. Catchment management water supply, water recycling, wastewater treatment technologies, and effluent management are introduced in the context of the sustainable management of water resources. This subject concentrates on providing a solid understanding of the more advanced aspects of treatment processes and water management.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSustainable Water Use and ManagementPrescribedEditors: Leal Filho, Walter, SĂRmer, Vakur (Eds.), 2015Springer

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore and understand the diversity and complexity of contemporary water management tools to identify appropriate water technology solutions that achieve sustainable outcomes.

Modern water treatment technologies are introduced in lectures and learning reinforced through practical workshop classes. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems.

02. Interpret different water quality parameters related to waste sources to determine potential pollutants in natural aquatic environments

Water quality characteristics and water quality management in water bodies are introduced in lectures and tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in identifying potential pollutants and solving numerical problems through scenario-based learning.

03. Critically evaluate treatment processes and make recommendations for improving water and wastewater treatment efficiency.

Design and check requirements regarding the critical evaluation of treatment processes that are introduced in lectures and reinforced in tutorial and laboratory classes. Learning is reinforced and consolidated through practice problems.

04. Explore and understand the use of leading computer-based models (e.g. 12d software) and their application in the integration of water-management strategies.

Conduct hydraulics modelling analyses for stormwater/wastewater management structures that are introduced in lectures and reinforced during tutorials and the provision of problem-based scenarios.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 Online Quiz (equivalent to 500 words each)30 01, 02, 03
1 Design based Assignment (equivalent to 1500 words)20 04
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03