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ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: ENV1101 or ENV2103 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS


An efficient water supply and distribution system, a reliable supply of potable water, an appropriate system of wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, and an effective municipal solid waste management are essential for the health and well being of modern urban communities. The design, installation, operation and maintenance of these facilities are traditionally the responsibilities of local government engineers or consulting engineers employed by local government. This course therefore includes the modules on water supply and distribution system, conventional and advanced water treatment processes, wastewater treatment, sludge and solid waste treatment. In order to understand the principles and processes of water and wastewater treatment, there is a need to appreciate the vectors of waterborne diseases, microbiology, as well as topics in water chemistry. Environmental matters (notably solid refuse management) and legislation likely to be included in the responsibilities of a local government engineer are also included in this course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023