MPT543 - Municipal Technology

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Subject Title
Municipal Technology

Subject Description
This subject covers various aspects of municipal services design. Topics include introduction to subdivision development; design of municipal storm & sanitary sewers and watermain systems. Also, the concepts of lot grading, stormwater management, pumping stations, and sewer trench design and construction safety are introduced.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of a residential subdivision development;
  2. Assess development requirements of a municipality in terms of drinking water flow, firefighting flow, and associated pressure demands;
  3. Assess the development requirements of a municipality in terms of water storage tank capacity;
  4. Define the process of new watermain commissioning including watermain testing and disinfection;
  5. Assess the development requirements of a municipality in terms of storm water quantity and quality control, including evaluation of the storage volume in a storm water management pond;
  6. Assess the development requirements of a municipality in terms of its sanitary system requirements;
  7. Design the plan, profile and hydraulic characteristics of watermains within municipal drinking water systems, based on pressurized flow principles;
  8. Design the plan, profile and hydraulic characteristics of pipelines within storm and sanitary collection systems, based on gravity/free-flow principles;
  9. Design and analyze culverts and their functions, inlet/outlet control;
  10. Discuss fundamental principles of pumping stations, sewer trench design and construction safety in municipal development projects.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.