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SEV215 - Water Systems

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

2017 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Carol Boyle


Nil (students are expected to have knowledge of basic concepts and related definitions in mechanics of fluids)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


The unit introduces the fundamentals of water supply and water treatment operation and processes. This includes:

  • Water supply systems - types of water supply systems, assessment of water demand, sources of water;
  • Elements of hydrology - hydrological cycle, surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology;
  • Water collection and distribution - surface water collection, groundwater collection, water transmission systems, water distribution systems; pipeline and valves - hydraulics of pipelines, network of pipelines, valves and appurtenances, pumps and pumping installations;
  • Wastewater collection systems – collection of sewage and stormwater; sewer materials and appurtenances; flow measurements in sewers; sewer installations and testing;
  • Hydraulics of sewer systems – quantities of wastewater flows, design of sewers, sewer materials, appurtenances and maintenance, alternative in wastewater collection systems;
  • Urban runoff and combined sewer overflow management.


Examination 60%, two assignments (15%, 25%) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

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