Water and Waste Water Management

Subject ENEN90029 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 2 hours lecture/week. 1 hour workshop/week. Total 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours for the semester
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Admission to post graduate studies in engineering OR
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Non Allowed Subjects: 421-640 Public Health in Hot Climates OR
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit

website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Prof Hector Malano


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Subject Overview: In this subject topics selected from the following will be examined: water supply for urban and rural communities; quality criteria; patterns of water usage; sources; extraction; storage and delivery methods; treatment processes; cost analysis, including cost recovery. Waste disposal for urban and rural communities; processes using and not using reticulation; effluent and sludge disposal; agricultural wastes. Introduction to microbiology and biochemistry of liquid wastes and liquid-borne pollutants. Sewerage; avoidance, minimisation, recycling and reuse; physical, chemical and biological treatments.
Objectives: On successful completion students should be able to:
  • Identify and recognise the common measures of water quality and the associated standards and criteria
  • Recognise the major diseases whose incidence is much affected by water quality
  • Identify and describe the means of controlling those diseases through quality of water supply
  • Describe a wide range of technologies for the safe disposal of human waste
  • Identify and describe the role of microbiology in modifying water systems
  • 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
  • 2-hour end of semester examination (50%)
  • 3 x assignments, totalling 4000 words due at regular intervals throughout the semester (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:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development
Related Course(s): Master of Environment
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Water Resource Management
Master of Water Resource Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Waste Management

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