ECMM132 - Urban Drainage and Waste Water Management (2016)

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MODULE TITLEUrban Drainage and Waste Water Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM132 MODULE CONVENERProf Slobodan Djordjevic (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 2 weeks 1 week
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 15
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module covers engineering and environmental aspects of the drainage of rainwater and wastewater from areas of human development. The content includes basic principles and engineering best practice, with the latter being mainly (but not exclusively) based on UK practice. Relevant aspects of urban drainage are considered, such as design, analysis, modelling, operation and maintenance including health and safety issues, system rehabilitation, flooding and sustainable water management. Standard material is combined with current developments and recent literature and research outputs by the Centre for Water Systems.


 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to provide a basic knowledge of classical and contemporary problems in management of urban drainage systems for the practising engineer. It also offers gaining practical experience in using urban drainage modelling tools.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering

Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version

of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1fl-SM3fl, EA1fl-EA3fl, D1fl-D3fl, ET1fl, ET2fl, ET4fl, EP2fl, EP3fl, G1fl-G4fl

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1fl, SM3fl, EA1fl, EA2fl

1. Demonstrate an understanding of inputs, outputs and functioning of urban drainage systems

2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of urban drainage and waste water management problems

3. Make appropriate and critical use of urban drainage modelling and management principles.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM2fl, SM3fl, EA3fl, D1fl-D3fl, ET1fl, ET2fl, ET4fl, EP2fl, EP3fl

4. Identify, formulate and analyse a management problem in a given urban drainage system

5. to critically assess research results

6. acquire some practical experience of using urban drainage modelling tools

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge: G1fl-G4fl

7. Demonstrate having improved further the necessary skills for independent learning

8. Demonstrate enhanced report and presentation skills

9. Demonstrate having improved some IT skills

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Urban drainage systems - purpose, types and historical development; Waste water generation

Rainfall and surface runoff

Hydraulics of sewer systems; Flow modelling principles

Surcharging of sewer networks; Urban flooding

Design of foul sewers; Design of storm sewers

Combined sewer overflows (CSOs); Sewer sediments

Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation; Whole-life costing

Flow modelling tools

UPM procedure; Measurements in drainage systems

Rainwater harvesting; Wastewater re-use

Stormwater management; Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)

Urban drainage in developing countries

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 32 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 8 Tutorials
Guided independent study 110 Assessment preparation; private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
N/A N/A N/A N/A
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam (closed note) 70 2 hours 1,2,3,7 Exam mark
Coursework assignment on practical application of modelling tools. 30 5,000 equivalent words, including graphs and tables) 1,3,4,5,6,8,9 Written (individual) and oral (group)
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All Above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Basic reading:

Butler D and Davis JW. Urban Drainage. 3rd Edition. Spon Press 2011. ISBN: 978-0-415-45526-8

Reading list for this module:

ASCE. Design and Construction of Urban StormWater Management Systems, ASCE Manual No 77, WEF Manual FD-2. American Society of Civil Engineers 1991.

Mark O and Hosner M. Urban Drainage Modelling. Danish Hydraulic Institute 2002.

Parkinson, J., Mark, O. Urban Stormwater Management in Developing Countries. IWA Publishing 2005.ISBN: 000-1-843-39057-4

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Butler D and Davis JW Urban Drainage 3rd SPON Press 2011 978-0-415-45526-8 [Library]
Set Parkinson, J., Mark, O Urban Stormwater Management in Developing Countries IWA Publishing 2005 000-1-843-39057-4 [Library]
Extended ASCE Design and Construction of Urban StormWater Management Systems, ASCE Manual No 77, WEF Manual FD-2 American Society of Civil Engineers 1992 [Library]
Extended Kolsky, P Storm Drainage IT Publications 1998 978-1853394324 [Library]
Extended Walesh S Urban surface water management Wiley Publishers 1989 978-0471837190 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 November 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 04 May 2016
KEY WORDS SEARCH Urban drainage; sewerage; sewer system design; flooding