Award: 10 credits at level 4
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: 20/01/2014 (Semester 2)

CVEN40630 – Water Resources Engineering 2 (online)


This module is for students in Semester 2 of the MSc, Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning) course.

What will I study?

This module introduces the student to the key concepts in the study of the pollution of natural waters and of its control and removal. These include:

1. Water treatment and wastewater treatment technologies

2. Non point source pollution, origin, assessment of risk and remediation measures

3. Wetlands (natural and constructed) as wastewater treatment options

4. Computer modeling of water pollution.

How will I study?

The Water Resources Engineering module will include:
  • Videos and demonstrations by the lecturers
  • Written course notes
  • Spreadsheet calculation examples
  • Online assessed assignments

Expected Commitment

Students are not required to attend any lectures at the UCD campus as part of the module. Assessment is by online submission of a series of assignments.
  • Lectures, videos and other online learning materials (throughout the semester): 24 hours
  • Assignments (throughout the semester): 96 hours
  • Student Autonomous Learning: 95 hours

How will I be assessed?

A series of in-semester assignments: 100%

On successful completion of this module I will be able to

Understand and quantify the major influences on water quality/pollution and information on how they may be modelled and managed.
This module will describe current and emerging technologies and their use.

Am I eligible?

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours level degree in a science, engineering or related discipline. Otherwise, there are no pre-requisites for this module, though numerical ability would be desirable but not essential.