Urban Water Resources

CVE30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23


Concurrent Pre-req: can be either completed prior at the same time

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will 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 (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.