Managing Water Borne Risks

Subject 421-605 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures, seminars; Site visits; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Graham Moore
Subject Overview: Introduction to microbiology and biochemistry of liquid wastes and liquid-borne pollutants. Properties, sources and effects of such wastes and pollutants. Classification. Contamination of water and soil; water supply treatment; sewerage; avoidance, minimisation, recycling and reuse; physical, chemical and biological treatments.
Assessment: One 2-hour examination (50%) and three assignments of up to 2,500 words equivalent (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion, students will be able to:
  • describe the major environmental problems facing the earths water systems and the role human develop plays in those problems
  • identify and describe the role of microbiology in modifying water systems
  • classify and model sources of water borne wastes
  • apply principles of sustainable development to the management of water borne wastes
  • conduct conceptual designs to enable the avoidance, minimization, recycling, re-use and treatment of water borne pollutants
Notes: Safety boots required for site visits.
Related Course(s): Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Utilities Management
Master of Water Resource Management

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