Mahia Beach Community Sewage Scheme Internship Project Report
Thesis DisciplineEngineering Management
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering Management
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Programme requires students to complete a 700 hour project on material relating to coursework taught. This internship has been provided by Wairoa District Council and has been undertaken as part of the Māhia Beach Community Sewage Scheme (MBCSS), which is being constructed in Māhia Beach in the North Island of New Zealand, and meets the requirements of the MEM project. The MBCSS is made up of seven individually procured contract packages which are the supply of Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) Units, installation of those STEP Units on individual properties, installation of a community reticulation network, construction of a centralised pump station, construction of a rising main over the hill behind the Māhia Beach Township, construction of two wastewater treatment ponds and one wastewater storage pond, and construction of an irrigation field in a Pine and Eucalyptus forest adjacent to the three ponds. The internship involves working on the MBCSS and implementing skills learnt including project management, consultation, and tender evaluation.