Course Title: Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewerage treatment plants

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: CIVE5691

Course Title: Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewerage treatment plants

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. B. Richards
Phone: +61 3 9925 47142
E-mail: betty.richards@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDC120B-Prepare drawings required in the construction of sewers for subdivisions
or
EDX170B-Prepare drawings for reticulation systems.

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to design a sewerage reticulation system to local Municipal standards and proportion the elements of a small sewage treatment plant, as well as to understand the principles of sewage treatment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC160B Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewerage treatment plants

Element:

1. Identify the roles, responsibilities and powers of local authorities/agencies.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant information is obtained from local authorities/agencies
in relation to sewerage reticulation and sewage treatment.

Element:

2. Define a job brief.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant information is obtained relating to the standard format
and data required for design and specifications.

Element:

3. Design the horizontal alignment of a sewer.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The sewer is located either along the streets or at the rear of
properties.
3.2 Easements are created where required.
3.3 The location of other services is considered.
3.5 The ties for house drains are located.

Element:

4. Design the vertical alignment of a sewer.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The allotment category is determined.
4.2 The lot and fixture controls are determined.
4.3 The minimum depths of property drains and end fittings are
determined.
4.4 The vertical alignment of a sewer is fixed using appropriate
grades and depths.
4.5 Manholes, inspection shafts and pipeline ends are located.
4.6 Final invert levels and chainages are determined.
4.7 Pipe types are selected.
4.8 The location of other services is considered.

Element:

5. Outline testing procedures.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Information is obtained relating to the testing requirements for
new and existing sewers.

Element:

6. Design a small sewage treatment plant.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 The functions and purposes of the basic components of sewage
treatment plants is understood and used to inform the design
process.
6.2 The principles of operation of different types of treatment plant
are understood and used to inform the design process.
6.3 The basic layout and size of components of a small sewage
treatment plant is determined using appropriate design
standards.


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

• Teacher–led face to face lessons
• Student research activity
• Small design projects


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekTopic
1,2,3Identify the roles, responsabilities and powers of local authorities/agencies
4Define a job brief
5,6,7Design the horizontal alignment of a sewer
8,9,10,11Design the vertical alignment of a sewer
12,13Outline testing procedures
14-Design a small sewerage treatment plant
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

1. Sewerage Code of Australia (Water Services Association of Australia)

2. Code of Practice for Small Wastewater Treatment Plants (Environment Protection Authority)

3. Septic Tanks Code of Practice (Environment Protection Authority)


References


Other Resources

Online notes.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

1 Assignment covering Topic 1 valued at 10% of the overall assessment
1 Assignment covering Topic 2 valued at 5% of the overall assessment
1 Test covering Topics 3 valued at 10% of the overall assessment
 A Minor project covering Topic 3, 4 and 5 valued at 40% of the overall assessment
A minor project covering Topic 5 valued at 35% of the overall assessment

Students need to obtain at least PASS in each element in order to obtain an overall PASS for this course.


Assessment Matrix

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