Develops a student's understanding of the water cycle and shows how to perform quantitative hydrologic analyses. Provides students with the knowledge to determine total and peak runoff from catchments for a variety of design calculations.
Topic 1: The hydrologic cycle
Topic 2: Major hydrologic and climatological parameters and their measurement
Topic 3: Basic concepts of rainfall, runoff and infiltration
Topic 4: Quantitative methods for rainfall estimation
Topic 5: Quantitative methods for runoff estimation
Topic 6: Introduction to hydrologic design
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Understand and describe the global distribution of water on the earth's surface and how it moves through the hydrologic cycle.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Understand and apply probabilistic methods for quantitative analysis of rainfall variability and flood frequency analysis.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Understand, analyse and interpret stream hydrographs and hydrograph components, and implement techniques for calculating runoff from a catchment.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Undertake a detailed literature review to locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in the discipline of hydrology.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||Produce a written technical report based on proficient application of techniques for quantitative hydrologic analysis.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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