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Water Conservation and Auditing (ENG341)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description An introduction to the principles of water conservation and water auditing as an important tool in implementing water conservation and as part of a general environmental management system. A primary purpose of a water audit is to improve water use efficiency by identifying opportunities for reduction in water use and recycling. Topics include: flow measurement and instrumentation, water quality requirements for various types of water use, regulations governing environmental use of water and management strategies. Case studies are discussed.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. describe the meaning of water auditing set within the context of water conservation;
2. relate water auditing to environmental management systems and to environmental auditing;
3. write a brief for a professional water auditor to conduct a water audit in a large variety of arenas;
4. undertake a water audit alone or as part of a team in a variety of arenas.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; workshops: 1 x 1 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit includes structured timetabled learning (lectures), timetabled semi-structured learning (workshops), self-directed study and group learning tasks. Students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on this unit.
Assessment Students are assessed on the basis of minor written works (15%), project (40%) and final examination (45%). The assessment tasks in this unit align to collectively demonstrate the unit learning outcomes, including the ability to undertake a water audit alone or as part of a team in a variety of arenas.
Prerequisites Nil.
Previously 2014: ENG206
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Animal Health (BSc) [New in 2015]
Animal Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
Biological Sciences (BSc) [New in 2014]
Chemistry (BSc) [New in 2014]
Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Crop and Pasture Science (BSc) [New in 2016]
Environmental Management and Sustainability (BSc) [New in 2014]
Environmental Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Marine Biology (BSc) [New in 2017]
Marine Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) [New in 2014]
Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Sport and Health Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Waste and Water Management
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Xu Li

e: Xu.Li@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Xu Li

e: Xu.Li@murdoch.edu.au
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