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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Christoph Rudiger



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • First semester 2016 (Day)


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


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

  1. conceptually design and estimate flows of a minor drainage network
  2. design gutters, swales, and pits
  3. make initial designs and calculations of treatment processes
  4. recommend tertiary treatment processes
  5. estimate the design effluent and waste production of a treatment plant
  6. assess water quality and recommend treatment options


Continuous assessment: 35%
Examination (3 hours): 65%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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 lecture, 2 hours practice and site visit and 8 hours private study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


CIV2207 and CIV2263; except for students enrolled in an Environmental Engineering (single or double) degrees who require CIV2263 only.