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CIV2702 Municipal Services

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Andreas Nataatmadja


Pre-requisite: ENV2103 or ENV1101


Engineering technologists and associates working in the areas of state and local government, and private industry, are often involved with the design and construction of roads, water and wastewater services. It is therefore necessary for these graduates to appreciate the requirements of modern road technology, traffic operation and management, water supply treatment and distribution, the collection of wastewater and its treatment and disposal.

Topics covered in this course are road pavement design and construction (including bituminous surfacing techniques), traffic surveys and management, road maintenance, basic water treatment and distribution, and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. describe the commonly used methods of urban and rural road construction;
  2. design road pavements using simple design methods;
  3. apply the methods commonly employed in soil stabilisation;
  4. integrate knowledge of materials, equipment and processes required to manage and supervise the construction of road pavements and bituminous surfaces;
  5. design bituminous surfacings for road pavements;
  6. describe the features of commonly used traffic control devices, and design their installation;
  7. plan and carry out traffic surveys;
  8. plan and design simple traffic management schemes, parking facilities, and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists;
  9. assess the requirements for road maintenance techniques;
  10. understand the global and local distribution of water resources, describe available sources of supply and water demand, explain the factors leading to water scarcity and measures taken to combat the water shortage;
  11. describe the essential components of a water supply and distribution system and design the capacities of trunk mains and service reservoirs in a reticulation network;
  12. understand the overview of conventional water treatment processes and modern trends in advanced water treatment;
  13. understand and design the various components involved in a typical water treatment processes;
  14. describe the objectives of wastewater collection and treatment, understand the sources of wastewater and contaminants, design a sewer for a subdivision;
  15. explain the principles and process sequence in water and wastewater treatment plants;


Description Weighting(%)
1. Road systems and construction practices 5.00
2. Pavement materials 5.00
3. Pavement design 5.00
4. Pavement construction and stabilisation 5.00
5. Bituminous materials and design of surfacing 10.00
6. Bituminous surfacing practice 5.00
7. Traffic control devices 5.00
8. Traffic studies 5.00
9. Traffic management 5.00
10. Parking, pedestrians and cyclists 5.00
11. Maintenance of roads and streets 5.00
12. Urban water and wastewater management 5.00
13. Water supply and distribution system 5.00
14. Overview of conventional and modern treatment processes 5.00
15. Typical water treatment processes 10.00
16. Sewage collection 10.00
17. Wastewater treatment and disposal 5.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Students are required to purchase or have access to a calculator, which does not have text storage capabilities. (Required for the final examination in this course).

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Design Design 1 No 30 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Design Design 2 No 20 10,11,14
Examinations Non-invigilated Time limited online examinatn No 50 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Date printed 10 February 2023