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ECMM132 - Urban Drainage and Waste Water Management (2015)

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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 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 28
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

With problems such as pollutants from urban areas washing into rivers, the issues of water quality, flooding and sustainable drainage have become increasingly important.
 

This module covers the 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. You will consider the relevant aspects of urban drainage, such as design, analysis, modelling, operation and maintenance, including health and safety issues, system rehabilitation, flooding and sustainable water management.

The module combines standard materials 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 you with a basic knowledge of classical and contemporary problems in management of urban drainage systems for the practising engineer. You will also have the chance to gain practical experience in using urban drainage modelling tools.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
This module correlates to references MU1, MU4, ME1 - ME3, MD1, MS2, MP1, MP3, GM2 and GM4. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 understand inputs, outputs and functioning of urban drainage systems;
2 demonstrate advanced 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:
4 identify, formulate and analyse a management problem in a given urban drainage system;
5 critically assess research results;
6 exhibit practical experience of using urban drainage modelling tools.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
7 show improved independent learning skills;
8 prove enhanced report and presentation skills;
9 reveal developed 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 modeling 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
Question asked in lectures N/A All Answers provided on the spot
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 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) 60 2 hours 1,2,3,7 Exam mark
Coursework assignment on drainage system design 20 5,000 equivalent words, including graphs and tables) 1,2,8 Written (individual) and oral (group)
Coursework assignment on practical application of modelling tools 20 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

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 Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Urban drainage; sewerage; sewer system design; flooding