Module Title:Water Engineering
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Laboratory practicals Project work Private study
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: • to provide students with the technical knowledge to work, with supervision, in the area of water and wastewater engineering; • to provide students with the basis for further study to degree level.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to describe the basic physical and chemical properties of water and how these are applied in water and wastewater engineering.
LO2 to describe the hydrological cycle and its component parts;
LO3 to calculate water demand figures and understand how a source can be developed to meet the demand.
LO4 to appreciate how a chemical analysis is undertaken and be able to identify the significance of the results of analysis in the context of design and operation of a water treatment plant
LO5 to describe how a domestic wastewater system works and how the suitability of a site is assessed.
LO6 to set up and carry out tests and experiments in Water Engineering and to interpret findings
LO7 to work in a team to derive common results and to present these results as a team
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1) Water properties and water quality
a) Density, surface tension, capillary action, solvency b) Key parameters, water sampling and analysis
2) Surface water hydrology
a) The hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, transpiration-runoff, river hydrology, groundwater hydrology, water budgets and balances b) Catchments, river hydrology, hydrographs, measurement of hydrological data, extreme events
3). Fluid Mechanics
a. Hydrostatics and buoyancy b. Open channel hydraulics
4) Stormwater Management
a) Sewerage, combined and separate systems b) Sewer layouts, falls, pipe velocities c) Rational and modified Rational methods
5. Groundwater Hydrology
a) Aquifers and aquifer properties b) Groundwater flow c) Development of groundwater sources
6) Water Demand and Sources ~
a) Calculating water demand b) Source options c) Selecting the best source
7) Water Treatment and Distribution
a) unit processes b) water networks
8) Wastewater
a) Wastewater characteristics b) Domestic wastewater treatment systems c) Site suitability Assessment
9) Water And Waste Water Tests
a) Water sampling techniques b) Potable water tests - colour, Ph, alkalinity, hardness, chlorine, iron, aluminium, flocculation. c) Waste water tests - oxygen, B.O.D., Nitrogen d) Understanding an analysis report e) Water chemistry practicals, f) Water treatment practicals
10) Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Visits
a) Water Treatment Plant Visit b) Wastewater Treatment Plant Visit
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 2,3,5,7 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Labs 1,2,3,4,6,7 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Practicals Every Week 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory