Courses Catalogue

Drinking Water Supply Systems

COURSE CODE: CIV4123
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces concepts of planning and design of water and wastewater treatment systems, design concepts and calculations of water transmission and distribution systems. It also covers wastewater conveyance systems and creates awareness of environmental aspects of water supply and wastewater management projects.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course is designed to expose students to system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components which provide potable water supply

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Plan, select and design combinations of appropriate unit treatment processes in a given situation (for both water and wastewater).

·        Design wastewater conveyance, water transmission/distribution systems and pumping systems.

·        Describe environmental aspects of water supply and wastewater systems and know how to carry out environmental impact assessment for related projects.

·        Acquire the knowledge of the design water treatment and distribution systems

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Carry out a feasibility study to design for any water supply system and hand in a written report.

·        Monitor the operation of any water supply system

·        Maintain any water supply system

·        Determine the pump sizes