Module Title: Environmental Hydraulics II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; Project work; Practical's / Site visits; Private study
Module Aim: The aims of Hydraulics portion of this module is: (1) to develop students application of the concepts of hydraulic design. The aims of Environmental Engineering portion of this module are: (1) To enable the learner to understand the development and treatment needs of water sources together an appreciation of source protection methods as an alternative to treatment.(2) Understand the principles of wastewater treatment and disposal
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 participate in the design of water & wastewater systems
LO2 assist in the preparation and issuing of a discharge license
LO3 examine, identify & use appropriate methods & sustainable drainage systems for application to new & broadly-defined storm drainage problems;
LO4 select & apply appropriate communication tools to present technical information on drainage systems, its components &/or design process.
Pre-requisite learning
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Environmental Engineering I

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Storm-water drainage Design
(a) Hydrological cycle (b) Average Rainfall Intensity Method (c) Rainfall frequency-intensity-duration method (d) Rational & Modified Rational Methods (e) Time-Area Method (f) Unit Hydrograph theory & rainfall-run-off model (g) Climate Change (h) Storm Attenuation & Flood Routing (i) SUDS (j) Culvert flow
(2) Development of Water Sources
(a) Legislation controlling water abstraction (b) Design of surface water and groundwater intakes (c) Design principles of unit processes (d) Use of source protection as an alternative to treatment
(3) Wastewater Treatment Disposal
(a) Unit process design principles (b) Dilution assessment – assimilation capacity (c) Discharge licenses
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4 40.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3 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
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.50
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50
Total Hours 126.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 8 Mandatory