Core Module Information
Module title: Water Resources Engineering

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09109
Module leader: Mark Taylor
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Module code: CTR08100
Module title: Fluid Mechanics
Examples of equivalent learning: Fluid Mechanics equivalent to SCQF level 8

Description of module content:

Unit 1: History of water engineering.
Unit 2: Water industry legislation and regulations.
Unit 3: Drinking water treatment.
Unit 4: Characteristics of wastewater.
Unit 5: Preliminary wastewater treatment.
Unit 6: Primary wastewater treatment.
Unit 7: Secondaty wastewater treatment.
Unit 8: Pumping stations and rising mains.
Unit 9: Dams and spillway structures.
Unit 10: Culverts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Describe the political and legislative environment for water resources engineering.
LO2: Explain the characteristics of potable water.
LO3: Explain the characteristics of wastewater.
LO4: Analyse the concepts involved in the treatment of wastewater.
LO5: Apply these principles to the analysis and design of treatment processes.
LO6: Recognise the issues of environmental impact and sustainability associated with water and wastewater treatment.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Practical lab work is used to highlight the principles of applied hydraulics. Module content is developed in consultation with employers.

Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.

Professional communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component

The laboratory experiments provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of hydraulics.

All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided in tutorials and labs.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination. The lab report provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fluid flow.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Other Work based learning 4
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 2,3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 75 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Water Resources Engineering