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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

CHE00201 - Chemistry

Unit aim

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering fundamentals associated with the treatment of contaminated water Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the options to treat water and wastewater based on engineering concepts Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 apply engineering principles to the design of water and waste water treatment plants to achieve relevant industry standards for water treatment Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 apply engineering solutions to the treatment of onsite waste water. Knowledge of a discipline

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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the options to treat water and wastewater based on engineering concepts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply engineering principles to the design of water and waste water treatment plants to achieve relevant industry standards for water treatment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. apply engineering solutions to the treatment of onsite waste water.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.