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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Intermediate

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.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the distribution of water on the earth's surface and how it moves through the hydrologic cycle Knowledge of a discipline
2 locate, identify and critically assess knowledge development in engineering hydrology Communication and social skills
3 apply probabilistic methods to describe rainfall variability and perform flood frequency analysis Knowledge of a discipline
4 select appropriate risk-based design criteria for stormwater and drainage infrastructure. Intellectual rigour Knowledge 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