WATR06002 2018 Water and Wastewater Science Module

General Details

Full Title
Water and Wastewater Science Module
Transcript Title
Water and Wastewater Science M
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Subject Area
WATR - Water Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ann-Marie Duddy, Mel Casserly, Noel Connaughton, Paul Hamilton, Lil Rudden
Programme Membership
SG_SWATE_E06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Water SG_SWATE_E06 201800 Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations SG_SWATE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Waste Water Operations SG_SWATE_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Waste Water Operations SG_SWAST_E06 202100 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment Operations SG_SDRIN_E06 202100 Certificate in Science in Drinking Water Treatment Operations

This module deals with selected aspects of Water and Wastewater Science that are relevant to Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants. This module will introduce the importance of water, it sources, its uses, the quality of water, the sources and types of water pollution, how it is measured and how these measurements are interpreted. It forms the foundation module for all Modules in 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester modules.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Name, explain and apply the various basic concepts of Water and Wastewater .


Distinguish sources, uses and quality of Water and Wastewater.


Identify sources and types of pollution.


Interpret scientific measurements and results.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops augmented by independent learning and directed learning and assessment. This approach is expected to address student-learning needs. A learning platform such as Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continous Assessment:

Flow Diagram of Plant and Oral Presentation: 40%

MCQ: 30%

Presentation: 30%


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

  • The Hydrological Cycle:
  • Sources and Uses of Water in Ireland:
  • The Quality of Water:
  • Sources and Types of Pollution:
  • Measurement of Water Quality and Pollution:
  • Wastewater Composition
  • Interpretation of Units and Measurements:

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Flow Diagram Oral Presentation Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % Week 5 1,3
2 MCQ Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % Week 8 2,4
3 Presentation Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % Week 13 1,3

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Workshop 2 Twice Per Semester 0.27
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.27 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2005-05-24 Water Technology: An Introduction for Environmental Scientists and Engineers A Butterworth-Heinemann Title
ISBN 0750666331 ISBN-13 9780750666336

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