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Lismore
OnlineN/A

Unit description

Teaches students the principles and processes involved in the removal of contaminants from water. The unit covers physical, chemical, and biological treatment principles, and the application of these principles to the design of functioning water treatment plants.

Unit content

Physical, chemical and biological considerations in water treatment
Treatment plant design components
Sedimentation and physical removal processes
Biological treatment and microbiology
Activated sludge
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)
Water treatment modelling
Energy generation in waste treatment
Eco-technology
Potable water treatment

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering fundamentals associated with the treatment of contaminated water
2demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the options to treat water and wastewater based on engineering concepts
3apply engineering principles to the design of water and waste water treatment plants to achieve relevant industry standards for water treatment
4apply engineering solutions to the treatment of onsite waste water.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering fundamentals associated with the treatment of contaminated water
  2. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the options to treat water and wastewater based on engineering concepts
  3. apply engineering principles to the design of water and waste water treatment plants to achieve relevant industry standards for water treatment
  4. apply engineering solutions to the treatment of onsite waste water.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 Weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (6 Weeks)
Workshop 1 hour (6 Weeks)
Assessment
Report40%
Calculations40%
Short written response20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 Weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (6 Weeks)
Workshop 1 hour (6 Weeks)
Assessment
Report40%
Calculations40%
Short written response20%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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