2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Develops a detailed technical knowledge of the complex hydrodynamic and sediment transport processes that operate in rivers, estuaries and the coastal ocean. The combined influence of these processes is used to explain and interpret the geomorphology of fluvial and coastal landscapes.
Hydrodynamics of natural streams
Mechanics of sediment transport
Fluvial erosion, sediment transport and sediment deposition
Geomorphic characteristics and evolution of Australian fluvial systems
Mechanics of water waves
Hydrodynamics of the coastal ocean
Erosion, transport and deposition of marine sediments
Geomorphic characteristics and evolution of Australian estuaries and beaches
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||calculate and interpret the movement of water in rivers, estuaries and the coastal ocean||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||calculate and interpret the movement of non-cohesive and cohesive sediments in rivers, estuaries and the coastal ocean||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||proficiently measure parameters needed to characterise hydrodynamics and sediment transport dynamics of rivers, estuaries and the coastal ocean in the laboratory and in the field||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||interpret and evaluate causal relationships between hydrodynamics, sediment transport processes and the geomorphic evolution of rivers, estuaries and beaches.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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