Municipal Services

CIV2702

Engineering technologists and associates working in the areas of state and local government, and private industry, are often involved with the design and construction of roads, water and wastewater services.  This course aims to give you an appreciation of the requirements of these services.

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    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 17 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 9 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Topics covered include:

  • road pavement design and construction
  • traffic surveys and management
  • road maintenance
  • basic water treatment and distribution
  • the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.

What you will learn

When you successfully complete this course you will be able to:

  • describe the commonly used methods of urban and rural road construction
  • design road pavements using simple design methods
  • apply the methods commonly employed in soil stabilisation
  • integrate knowledge of materials, equipment and processes required to manage and supervise the construction of road pavements and bituminous surfaces
  • design bituminous surfacings for road pavements
  • describe the features of commonly used traffic control devices, and design their installation
  • plan and carry out traffic surveys
  • plan and design simple traffic management schemes, parking facilities, and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • assess the requirements for road maintenance techniques
  • understand the global and local distribution of water resources, describe available sources of supply and water demand, explain the factors leading to water scarcity and measures taken to combat the water shortage
  • describe the essential components of a water supply and distribution system and design the capacities of trunk mains and service reservoirs in a reticulation network
  • understand the overview of conventional water treatment processes and modern trends in advanced water treatment
  • understand and design the various components involved in a typical water treatment processes
  • describe the objectives of wastewater collection and treatment, understand the sources of wastewater and contaminants, design a sewer for a subdivision
  • explain the principles and process sequence in water and wastewater treatment plants.

You will also gain an understanding of:

Assessment

Assessment for this course is:

  • 40% internally assessed
  • 60% exam.

For more information about examinations, including a full list of exam times see our exam section.

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Other requirements

You need to have access to a calculator, which does not have text storage capabilities.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

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2023
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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 17 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 9 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying