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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

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
1use a systems approach to identify the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex catchment and floodplain systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2quantify impacts of urban development on stormwater quantity and quality using industry-standard modelling softwareKnowledge of a discipline
3construct one- and two-dimensional numerical hydraulic models of water movement in rivers and across floodplains using industry-standard software and evaluate and interpret the resultsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4derive and communicate appropriate solutions to catchment and floodplain engineering problems by using a multidisciplinary systems approach to integrate technical knowledge with other contextual factors.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5undertake reflective analysis of progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this unit.Intellectual rigour

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

  1. use a systems approach to identify the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex catchment and floodplain systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. quantify impacts of urban development on stormwater quantity and quality using industry-standard modelling software
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. construct one- and two-dimensional numerical hydraulic models of water movement in rivers and across floodplains using industry-standard software and evaluate and interpret the results
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. derive and communicate appropriate solutions to catchment and floodplain engineering problems by using a multidisciplinary systems approach to integrate technical knowledge with other contextual factors.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. undertake reflective analysis of progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this unit.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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