SEV301 - Water Engineering Design


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2026

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

Must have passed SEJ010, STP010, SEM218 and one of SEJ101 or SET111

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week, 2 x 3 hour practical experiences (laboratories) per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 x 1 hour seminars per week. Students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


Water Engineering Design introduces and explores the fundamental concepts behind water and wastewater processes, from collection through treatment to distribution and disposal. This project-based unit will build student’s knowledge in the fields of fluid flow through open and closed systems and physical, chemical and biological processes to improve water quality to ensure its safe use or disposal. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the regulatory environment for water and wastewater engineering and familiarise themselves with the various guidelines and Standards. The Unit will apply this knowledge and understanding to the design of real water systems within a new development.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio submission.

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