Curriculum Structure


EN2003 Water Supply Engineering

[Lecture: 26 hrs ; Tutorial: 13 hrs; Lab: 0 hr; Pre-requisite: CV1012; Academic Unit: 3]

Learning Objective :

To provide a sound understanding of design principles in water supply systems and treatment processes. Students will be able to acquire sufficient knowledge on basic design of conventional and advanced water treatment processes.

Course Content :

General features of water supply systems. Water distribution systems. Water treatment principles and design. Advanced water treatment methods.

Course Outline :




Water collection and distribution systems


Water treatment principles and design: mixing, coagulation and flocculation


Water treatment principles and design: sedimentation; sand filtration; water disinfection


Taste and odour control; activated carbon adsorption


Iron and manganese removal; water softening; ion exchange


Application of membrane technology in water supply engineering

Learning Outcome :

After successful completion of the course, the students should be capable of understanding the modern water treatment principles and philosophy, and should be able to cope with the basic design and operation of unit processes for conventional and advanced water treatment.

Textbooks :


References :

  • Course notes by lecturers.
  • Walksi, “Analysis of Water Distribution Systems”, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984.
  • Reynolds and Richards, “Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering”. PWS Publishing Co., 1996.
  • Crittenden et al., “Water Treatment: Principles and Design”, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005
  • Metcalf and Eddy, “Wastewater Engineering”, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2003.​