Unit aim

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Laboratory session 4 hours (1 week)
Assessment
Calculations5%
Report25%
Exam: closed book60%
Calculations5%
Calculations5%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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