Water and Waste Water Management

Subject ENEN90029 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

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: 42 hours, comprising of one 1-hour lecure and two hours of workshop per week; one 6-hour practical site visit
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:

Admission to post graduate studies in Engineering OR

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:



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


Dr Meenakshi Arora


Dr. Meenaskshi Arora


Subject Overview:

This subject covers theoretical and practical management aspects of water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse. Specific topics include:

  • Integrated water management
  • Risk identification and management for water services
  • Water supply treatment and quality criteria
  • Water treatment processes and waste disposal
  • Wastewater treatment - physical, chemical and biological treatment technologies
  • Systems for water reclamation and reuse
  • Sewerage; avoidance, minimisation, recycling and reuse

The students will produce a conceptual design of a water and wastewater treatment system for a small town


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identify and recognise the common measures of water quality and the associated standards and criteria
  • Recognise the major risks whose incidence is much affected by water quality
  • Identify and describe the means of controlling those risks 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
  • Two group assignment tasks, totalling 4000 words, due week 6 and 11 of semester (50%)
  • One 2-hour examination, held in the examination period (50%)
Prescribed Texts:


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): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Ph.D.- Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Waste Management

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