Extends and applies a student's knowledge of hydrology, geology and chemistry to investigate the way in which surface hydrology, sub-surface geology and human activities influence the properties of groundwater. The unit seeks to develop an advanced conceptual understanding, and skills in field investigation, laboratory analysis and computer modelling, of groundwater systems.
Aquifer geology and sedimentology
Hydraulics of groundwater flow
Geochemical characteristics of groundwater
Groundwater-surface water connectivity
Coastal groundwater systems
Field methods for groundwater investigations
Contaminant transport in groundwater systems
Numerical modelling of groundwater systems
Groundwater use, management and protection
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||describe the properties of groundwater and the relationships between groundwater and surface water hydrology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse and interpret borehole stratigraphy to understand and assess the relationship between groundwater and its geological environment||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate and apply appropriate field and laboratory techniques to analyse and interpret the hydraulics, geophysics and geochemistry of groundwater systems||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||construct and interpret numerical models to simulate water movement and solute transport in groundwater systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify, assess and manage the impacts of human activities on groundwater systems.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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