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SEV215 - Water Systems

Unit details

Year2017 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:

Lloyd Chua


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


SEE010, SEJ010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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 road drainage design.


Examination 60%, written report 15%, written report 25%.  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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