Urban Water Resources

CVE30001, formerly HES3112 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours


Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills concerning the interactions in urban hydrology, methods in flood estimation, channel hydraulics, wastewater & water treatment processes and water sensitive urban design.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Apply basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology in urban water resources and environmental projects. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
2. Analyse water quality data and interpret the water quality conditions in any waterways. (K1, K2, K5, K6, S1)
3. Understand the treatment process in water and wastewater treatment. (K4, A1)
4. Analyse flood frequency and estimate floods for different return periods. (K4, K5, K6, A4, A5)
5. Recognise the importance of incorporating the concept of sustainability in various water resources engineering design projects. (A1, A2, A3, A6)
6. Develop and appreciate social objectives and environmental issues in urban water resources management. (A3, A6, S4)
7. Enhance awareness on current water resources and environmental issues. (A1, A4, A5)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.