Water and Environmental Treatment Processes Major

Overview

The major in Water and Environmental Treatment Processes provides an opportunity for students to engage with two important global challenges: the provision of safe drinking water and the management of urban and industrial pollution. While exploring a range of new and emerging technologies in water purification and resource recovery, students will develop in-depth understanding of the water and waste treatment issues in a number of key industries and will learn how to select, adapt, evaluate and justify particular treatment options.

This major is best aligned with the Chemical or Biomedical stream.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Water and Environmental Treatment Processes

Achievement of a major in Water & Environmental Treatment Processes requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level or above selective units from the Advanced Breadth group
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level or above selective units from the Advanced Depth group

Units of Study

1000-level units of study
Core units
CHNG1103
Conservation of Mass and Energy
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
Semester 2
Selective units
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1912
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101) or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1992


Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Advanced units in the opposite order.
Semester 2
ENGG1801
Engineering Computing
6    N COSC1003
Intensive January
Semester 1
2000-level units of study
Selective units
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
CHNG2801
Fluid Mechanics
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2802 or MATH2xxx
P CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2802
Applied Maths for Chemical Engineers
6    A Calculus, linear algebra, descriptive statistics.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1015 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2803
Heat and Mass Transfer
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed: CHNG2801 or equivalent, and (CHNG2802 or MATH2XXX)
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND ENGG1801 AND CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2804
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
6    A Calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, computational tools (Matlab, Excel), basic mass and energy balances, heat transfer, mass transfer, momentum (from fluid mechanics), reaction balances.
P CHNG1103 AND (CHEM1101 OR CHEM1111 OR CHEM1901 OR CHEM1911)
Semester 2
CHNG2805
Engineering for a Sustainable Society
6    A Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.
P CHNG1103
Semester 2
CHNG2806
Separation Processes
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2804 or equivalent
P CHNG1103 AND CHNG2803
Semester 2
Advanced Breadth
CHNG3809
Laboratory and Industrial Practice
6    C CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803
Semester 1
CHNG5003
Green Engineering
6    A Completion of 72 cp in science, engineering or equivalent.
Semester 2
CHNG5005
Wastewater Engineering
6    A Enrolment in this unit assumes that the studenthas successfully completed CHNG1103 (Mass and Energy Balances), CHNG2801 (Fluid Mechanics), CHNG2802 (Applied Mathematics), CHNG3803 (Chemical and Biological Process Design), CHNG3804 (Biochemical Engineering) and CHNG3805 (Particle Mechanics) or equivalent.
Semester 1
Advanced Depth
CHNG5006
Advanced Wastewater Engineering
6    A CHNG5005 OR CHNG3804.
Semester 2
CHNG5601
Membrane Science
6      Semester 1
CHNG5603
Advanced Process Modelling and Simulation
6    A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of: (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND (CHNG2802 OR MATH2XXX)


This course is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective course for fourth year students. Some lectures my be given by a guest lecturer.
Semester 1
CHNG5604
Advanced Membrane Engineering
6    A CHNG5601
Semester 2