Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: CIVE5690

Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Betty Richards
Ph: 03 9925 4172
e-mail: betty.richards@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate understanding of basic practices, concepts and terminology in engineering hydrology and use relevant data and tools to design simple hydraulic structures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC110B Apply engineering hydrology principles

Element:

1. Apply understanding of the hydrological cycle and the elements of meteorology.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The water cycle is understood in a water engineering context and used to inform hydrology activities.
1.2 The sources of rainfall data and flood records is understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
1.3 The element of meteorology is understood in the context of the water cycle.
1.4 The types of erosion control structures is understood and used in hydrology activities.

Element:

2. Derive a rainfall intensity/frequency curve.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The types of rainfall are understood in meteorological terms.
2.2 The types of rain gauges and factors affecting their positioning are understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
2.3 The use of networks data adjustment and the use of the mass curve to obtain storm intensity are understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
2.4 Storm intensity is obtained from an analysis of relevant data.
2.5 A rainfall intensity/frequency curve is derived from given data.

Element:

3. Use a unit-graph to obtain a flood hydrograph

Performance Criteria:

3.1 “Runoff” can be defined and factors affecting amount of runoff described.
3.2 The component of stream flow can be described.
3.3 The features of a hydrograph can be described and a unit hydrograph derived.
3.4 A unit-graph is used to obtain a flood hydrograph.
3.5 A rating curve for a stream is derived and the measurement of “water stage” described.

Element:

4. Apply the flood flow equation.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The factors affecting flood magnitude are understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
4.2 Methods (and restrictions) of flood estimation are understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
4.3 The Rational Formula and Time Contour methods are used.
4.4 The application of hydrographs for flood estimation is demonstrated.
4.5 The flood routing method is applied for design flood estimation.
4.6 Flood frequency analysis is understood and used to inform hydrology activities.
4.7 The process of design flood selection on an economic basis is understood and used to inform hydrology activities.

Element:

5. Design a storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system

Performance Criteria:

5.1 A storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system is designed appropriately.

Element:

6. Design a main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 A main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation is designed appropriately.

Element:

7. Analyse a mass curve and predict reservoir storage.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 A mass curve is analysed and reservoir storage predicted.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities


You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and program
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects
• Site visits
• Invited lectures

Teacher led lessons  will include:
*The water cycle in a water engineering context
*The sources of rainfall data, flood records, and their use to inform hydrologic activities
*Elements of Meteorology in the context of the water cycle
*Type of rainfall in meteorological terms
*An overview of the types of rain gauges and their positioning
*The use of networks data adjustment and the use of the mass curve to obtain storm intensity
*Estimation of storm intensity from given relevant data
*Derivation of rainfall intensity/frequency curve from given data
*Runoff generation
*Streamflow components
*Derivation of unit and flood hydrograph
*Flood estimation
*Design of storm retarding basin
*Channel design for an irrigation scheme
*Reservoir storage prediction

Student led activities will include:
Problem Solving in team and individually
Research and oral presentation of outcome.
A minimum of 20% of the scheduled teaching hours will be allocated to self guided learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

 Week Topic description Element/Performance Criteria
1-3

Apply understanding of the hydrological cycle and the elements of meteorology.
Completion of Assignment 1

 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2
4-5Derive a rainfall intensity/frequency curve 2.3,2.4,2.5
6-7Use a unit-graph to obtain a flood hydrograph 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5
8Test 1 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5
9Analyse a mass curve and predict reservoir storage 7.1
9-10Design a main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation 6.1
11-15Apply the flood flow equation 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7
16Design a storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system 5.1
17-18Exam 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7,5.1,
 6.1,7.1
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A guide to flood estimation. Author: D.H. Pilgrim. Publisher: Barton ACT: IEA-2001. Vol 1 and 2.


References


Other Resources

Online course notes, and handouts distributed during class. Handouts distributed during class are not posted on the blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

Assignment, 10%. 
Test 1, 35%.
Exam, 55%. 


Students are required to undertake summative assessments in order to demonstrate knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under this section. Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities, and demonstration of skills through specific class activities. During assessments only the material authorized by the lecturer is allowed (e.g., no student written notes-cheat sheets are permitted). Further, only the use of scientific calculators is permitted during assessments.


Assessment Matrix

     EAC110B Element & Performance Criteria                       


Asessment    

1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.44.54.64.75.16.17.1
Assignment 1 x x x x x x                  
Test 1       x x x x x x x  x          
Exam               x x x x x x x x x x
 

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview