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Unit information: Water Engineering 3 in 2018/19

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Unit name Water Engineering 3
Unit code CENG33600
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Laura Dickinson
Open unit status Not open

CENG10006, CENG21300



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit will cover important topics in modern water engineering and the water industry, including water and wastewater treatment, water supply and distribution, water quality, and aspects of water management in both developed and developing countries.


To provide a structured introduction to the theory and practice of modern water engineering and management.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course, successful students will;

1. describe the main processes involved in managing water quality throughout the water cycle,

2. design simple water supply networks, sewerage systems, treatment processes and management plans,

3. explain the complex interaction between water engineering and the wider water environment.

Teaching details

Lectures 20 hours Design/Computer classes 10 hours

Assessment Details

2 hour exam (May/June) 100%

Reading and References

Gray NF, 2010. Water technology. 3rd ed. Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN:0750666331. Library ref TD345. Earlier editions also available.

Kiely G, 1996. Environmental engineering. McGraw-Hill. Library ref TD146.

Tebbutt H, 1998. Principles of water quality control (5th ed). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN:0750636580. Library ref TD365. Earlier versions of this text are also available.

Twort AC, Ratnayaka DD & Brandt MJ, 2000. Water supply (5th ed). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN:0340720182. Library ref TC405. Earlier versions of this text are also available.