University of Technology Sydney

48840 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering

6cp; 4hpw. Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline/Canvas.
Requisite(s): 65111 Chemistry 1
Anti-requisite(s): 48350 Environmental and Sanitation Engineering

Fields of practice: Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering major



This subject provides civil and environmental engineering students with a detailed knowledge of: (i) water pollution control objectives, (ii) the design of potable water and sewage treatment processes, (iii) sewerage and water reticulation systems, and (iv) the advanced technologies used in the upgrading of water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination and water and biosolids re-use.

At the completion of this subject, students understand: public health and environmental objectives in water supply and wastewater disposal; the design concepts for drinking water and sewage treatment plants; sewerage systems and water reticulation systems; and new technologies developed to meet the new water quality and water re-use objectives.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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