Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Civil Engineers and those with an interest in appropriate technology require some exposure to Public Health engineering. 'Water' is chosen for its high engineering content and because other development technologies were briefly addressed in earlier modules. This module covers the economically significant applications of hydraulic engineering to agriculture (irrigation) - a field of particular employment opportunity for engineering graduates.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Critically analyse common water supply and sanitation technologies and the biological and physical processes underlying them • Show knowledge of economics, engineering and social organisation the best choice between competing technologies for any specific site • Design simple irrigation, water supply and sanitation schemes and size component • Appreciate the significance of approaching global water shortages and possible responses • Understand the basics of process engineering, as illustrated by practices in the water industry • Review a technical case study and present it effectively to a technical audience.

Timetabled teaching activities

28x1 hrs lectures; 2x1 hours revision classes. Total of 30 hours.

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples) and past examination questions. Students must pass Exam and Coursework overall

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4B6-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Essay 20%
  Oral Presentation 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

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