Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Integrates technical knowledge with other contextual factors to develop solutions to complex catchment and floodplain engineering and management problems using a multidisciplinary systems approach. Extends and applies technical knowledge of hydrodynamics and geomorphology to understand and analyse the dynamic interactions between human activities, catchments and the fluvial landscape. Students develop advanced modelling and analysis skills needed to predict the behaviour of complex catchment and floodplain systems and design appropriate engineering infrastructure and management strategies.

Unit content

A systems approach to catchment and floodplain engineering

Impacts of vegetation on catchment and floodplain hydraulics and geomorphology

Human impacts on catchments and floodplains

Urban stormwater management

Hydraulic modelling of streamflow and floods

Engineering design for catchment and floodplain management

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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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