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CIVL6665: Advanced Water Resources Engineering

2024 unit information

The objective of this unit of study is to introduce students and professionals to water resources engineering. The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of one or more aspects related to: hydrologic cycle from the broadest perspective, physical, chemical and biological characterization of water, how to change the water quality parameters, water quality control and management, water quality in the environment, nutrient and contaminant cycling and removal, water treatment methods for drinking, wastewater and groundwater, conservation/reuse/treatment techniques, desalination, stormwater, bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques. The topics mentioned above may be covered in both a qualitative and quantitative aspect depending on the subject of the project in this year. A basic level of integral and differential calculus is required as well as knowledge and use of calculation software such as Excel and Matlab, and micro-controlling systems and boards.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Civil Engineering

Code CIVL6665
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand outcomes of design principles (including theory, computation, contextualisation, verification, and testing)
  • LO2. understand outcomes of design practice (including drawing, conceptualisation, engineering operations, and laboratory work)
  • LO3. identify modern technologies for the proposed project, and of techniques to be used with these technologies
  • LO4. understand the calculation of rate processes and the various physical/chemical/biological mechanisms involved in the project
  • LO5. assess stability and reliability of the engineered system proposed in the project
  • LO6. describe with mathematical approaches the engineered system proposed in the project
  • LO7. determine criticalities, and approaches to correct them
  • LO8. demonstrate knowledge in writing numerical solvers and interconnecting analogic with digital interfaces, including softwares
  • LO9. appreciate the value of complexity in designing and constructing an engineering project
  • LO10. develop both individual work and team work
  • LO11. report engineering work.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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