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Municipal Engineering (10251.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment



    This unit promotes the development of Municipal Engineering topics including infrastructure, asset management, operations and legalities associated with local government operations. The students will perform calculations relating to the design of water and wastewater infrastructure systems including storage, reticulation networks and demands, pump stations and treatment systems, along with the design of storm water drainage systems for rural and urban catchments.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Analyse and apply current standards, guidelines and practices to manage the disposal of stormwater;

    2. Examine the elements comprising the different types of operating water systems;

    3. Employ the characteristics, principles and regulatory controls in the planning and development of various types of urban water systems; and

    4. Compile researched and calculated documentation to industry standard.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week, consisting of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop.


    Civil Design and Drafting, 10249.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Ability to determine linear alignments and undertake calculations for civil infrastructure such as sewerage and water reticulation networks.

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