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SEN744 - Water Supply and Wastewater Removal

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

not offered from 2016

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lloyd Chua





Incompatible with:

SEN726 and SEN742

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar /class per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Topics to be covered in this unit include:

  • Water supply systems - types of water supply systems, assessment of water demand, sources of water, elements of hydrology, surface water collection, ground water collection, head works development;
  • Water transmission and distribution systems: demand variations and design flows in pipes; pipelines and valves, hydraulics of pipelines, head loss, network analysis; pumps and pumping installation; service reservoirs;
  • Wastewater collection systems - collection of sewage and stormwater; sewer materials and appurtenances; flow measurements in sewers; sewer installations and testing;
  • Stormwater management systems - non-point source pollution, stormwater quality, retention facilities, objective in best management practices, non-structural best management practices, structural best management practices, treatment technologies.
  • Hydraulics of sewer systems – quantities of wastewater flows, design of sewers, sewer materials, appurtenances and maintenance, alternative in wastewater collection systems;


Two assignments (20% each) 40%, examination 60%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination.

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