Water Engineering

CVE40004 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.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop further understanding of sustainability as it applies to water engineering and, of the basic engineering principles and analysis techniques to design a water supply system.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Conduct scientific research using appropriate sources of data and interpret and synthesise these in terms of ongoing scientific debates (K1, K4, K5, S1, S2, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
2. Discuss and debate the most effective means of dealing with current and future water shortages in an urban context with an appreciation for climate change and sustainability issues (K4, K5, K6, S2, A2, A5, A7)
3. Plan and design a recycled water pipeline, assess alternative design strategies in terms of economic, social and environmental factors and justify your design in terms of these factors and standard engineering principles and practices (K2, K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7)
4. Appraise and assess the quality of your colleagues’ project work and presentation skills and reflect upon your own experiences within your project team (A4, A5, A6, A7)
5. Discuss and interpret your research and/or design findings with a your professional colleagues by conducting a professional presentation (K4, K5, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A4, A5, A7)
6. Demonstrate your negotiation, planning, management, research and analysis skills to form an effective part of a project team (S2, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.