Skip to main contentSkip Navigation or Skip to Content
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1721: Applied Math and Science

This course covers the essential elements of mathematics and science to enable students to be successful in the program. In mathematics, the concepts of fractions, ratios and proportion, scientific notation, percent, algebra, calculation of areas and volumes, graphs and the conversion of units are covered. The science component of the course is divided into two areas: hydraulics and chemistry. In hydraulics, the concepts of pressure, hydraulic grade lines, calculation of head loss, pumping and flow rate problems are discussed in details. In chemistry, the structure of matter, the balancing of chemical equations and the calculation of dosage are studied.

Learning outcomes

  • Introduce the essential elements of mathematics required for successful completion of the Water Treatment Technology Program.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of hydraulics as they apply to water treatment.
  • Describe the basic elements of applied chemistry.

Course topics

Module A: Applied Operation Math

Module B: Basic Hydraulics

Module C: Basic Water Chemistry

Required text and materials

The following material is required for this course:

Additional requirements

Computer with Internet required.

  1. Basic Science Concepts and Applications. Fourth Edition. American Water Works Association. Denver, CO: American Water Works Association. (2010).
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-1-58321-778-8


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final Exam (mandatory) 50%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

Search To Top