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Unit description

Introduces the fundamental hydrologic principles required for design and installation of stormwater and drainage infrastructure, culverts and detention ponds.

Unit content

The Australian hydrologic cycle
Measurement of hydrologic parameters
Statistical analysis of hydrologic data
Risk-based design of stormwater and drainage infrastructure

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 distribution of water on the earth's surface and how it moves through the hydrologic cycleKnowledge of a discipline
2locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in engineering hydrologyCommunication and social skills
3apply probabilistic methods to describe rainfall variability and perform flood frequency analysisKnowledge of a discipline
4select appropriate risk-based design criteria for stormwater and drainage infrastructure.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. describe the distribution of water on the earth's surface and how it moves through the hydrologic cycle
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in engineering hydrology
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply probabilistic methods to describe rainfall variability and perform flood frequency analysis
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. select appropriate risk-based design criteria for stormwater and drainage infrastructure.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Technical report50%
Literature review40%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Technical report50%
Literature review40%
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

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