This unit is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of the theoretical principles in engineering hydrology and water resources engineering. This unit will enable students to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in problem solving and develop critical thinking skills. This unit also provide students an opportunity to enhance their oral and written communication skills as well as other Engineers Australia professional capabilities.

Topics include; Hydrologic cycle, rainfall and runoff routing, Urban Drainage design, Floodplain management, Water resources development, Computer software including RORB and SOURCE.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEC3103

Prerequisites

NEC2203 - Hydraulics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and synthesise a range of numerical problems in urban hydrology, rainfall/runoff routing, flood frequency, urban drainage, flood plain, and water resources management;  
  2. Conceptually map and design urban drainage networks and recommend and justify computations;  
  3. Recommend a design flow volume required in an urban subdivision design using computer software RORB  
  4. Simulate water supply systems using computer software SOURCE;  
  5. Initiate, coordinate and manage team projects in water resources management and to recommend and present the optimum solutions professionally.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio SOURCE portfolio (Computer Simulation) 10%
Test Tests (3) 60%
Project Team project presentation 25%
Exercise Rorb exercise (simulation exercise) 5%
Word count requirements of the assignments and the duration of the test may vary from year to year, depending on the design presenters and level of complexity.

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