To enable students acquire theories and practices of water treatment plant process design


Students after this course shall fully explain the working principles of treatment unit operations and be able to carry out design calculation and determine design variables of the treatment unit operations systems.

Research methods and proposal development course gives the directions of conducting problem solving research approaches. The course mainly focuses on: problem identification, stating SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bounded) objectives for the identified problems, designing proper methods or models to achieve the stated objectives and reporting data from different sources.



Course Objectives


At the end of this course, students will be able to:


·       Identify researchable problems related to water supply, sanitation and environmental engineering from their community.

·       Develop complete research proposal that can also be used as their thesis proposal

·       Design suitable research method(s) or model (s) to their research work

·       Make proper plan for the data analysis mechanisms from each data sources applied in the specific study. 

·       Prepares students to undertake a complete research project in their major stream.    

This course teaches the important concepts and fundamental principles of wastewater systems (including wastewater contaminants, characteristics, estimation of wastewater flows, and preliminary and primary treatment systems), biological and other treatment processes, and treatment and disposal of bio-solids. 

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

• Research and access relevant engineering resources and recent developments in managing and

treating wastewater.

• Evaluate information regarding managing and treating wastewater sustainability.

• Explain and understand the technological processes used to manage and treat wastewater and

the socioeconomic factors that influence it.

• Discuss the implications of and outcomes from inappropriate application of engineering

principles in managing and treating waste water.

• Design a possible solution to a wastewater management and treatment problem or illustrate

how engineering may be causing the problem.

This course aims at providing an explanation of the elements and processes involved in the urban drainage systems and a recommendation of appropriate application.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the purpose, need and importance of urban drainage and discuss the challenges of modern urban drainage. Describe different types of sewer systems and discuss design, construction, operation and maintenance aspects, conditions of applicability.

2. Describe the hydrological processes relevant to urban storm drainage and impacts of urbanization on hydrological processes and discuss basic concepts in catchment modelling. 

3. Describe the inputs, outputs and functioning of urban drainage systems, explain the standard practice in designing urban drainage systems and develop simple drainage system designs


To enable students understand the basic principles of flow in ground water, develop a mathematical model of ground water problems, determine the chemical transport and interaction (fate) of pollutants  within the ground water system. Furthermore students should be able to develop a preliminary consulting report for a groundwater development or remediation project.




Students shall explain the principles and models of steady and unsteady flows in ground water, they shall solve real life problems through ground water flow models and be able to work with ground water modeling softwares, They shall be able to map geochemistry of pollutants and give interpretation of geochemical data.