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Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Develops the ability to perform rainfall-runoff modelling using the principles and procedures described in Australian Rainfall and Runoff, Australia's handbook for hydrologic design. Students will learn to use industry-standard software to calculate flood hydrographs and predict flood peaks under a range of different hydrologic conditions.

Unit content

Rainfall-runoff modelling approaches

Runoff: the output from a rainfall-runoff model

Rainfall: the input to a rainfall runoff-model

Transfer functions and accounting for losses

Hydrologic routing

Application of rainfall-runoff modelling in contemporary practice

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the structure, inputs and outputs, and features of different rainfall-runoff modelling approachesKnowledge of a discipline
2identify, locate and prepare all necessary input data and other information needed to construct a rainfall-runoff model for different catchmentsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3produce a written technical report based on proficient application of rainfall-runoff modelling to a real-world hydrologic design problem using industry-standard software.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the structure, inputs and outputs, and features of different rainfall-runoff modelling approaches
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify, locate and prepare all necessary input data and other information needed to construct a rainfall-runoff model for different catchments
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. produce a written technical report based on proficient application of rainfall-runoff modelling to a real-world hydrologic design problem using industry-standard software.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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