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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

Unit aim

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.

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
2 locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in engineering hydrology
3 apply probabilistic methods to describe rainfall variability and perform flood frequency analysis
4 select appropriate risk-based design criteria for stormwater and drainage infrastructure.

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
  2. locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in engineering hydrology
  3. apply probabilistic methods to describe rainfall variability and perform flood frequency analysis
  4. select appropriate risk-based design criteria for stormwater and drainage infrastructure.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.