Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Harpreet Singh


Overview of the various water and wastewater systems in an urban environment, functions and modes of operation of urban water and wastewater systems and influence of climate variability on urban requirements in terms of supply of potable water and disposal of wastewater. Examination of the water supply system, stormwater management system, sewerage system and the interface between these systems.


To understand elements of urban water and wastewater management systems - their functions, modes of operation, and design standards; To acquire necessary skills to undertake engineering investigation and design of each of these elements and to integrate them to form urban water and wastewater infrastructure to facilitate sustainable urban catchment development and water resource utilisation.


Closed Book Examination (3 hours): 50%
Assignment/Practical/Project work (continuous assessment): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 8 hours of private study per week.

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