Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5690

Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

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

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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.
2. Derive a rainfall intensity/frequency curve.
3. Use a unit-graph to obtain a flood hydrograph
4. Apply the flood flow equation.
5. Design a storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system
6. Design a main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation.
7. Analyse a mass curve and predict reservoir storage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

7.1 A mass curve is analysed and reservoir storage predicted.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led lessons which 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

ElementWeek 
Apply understanding of the hydrological cycle and the elements of meteorology 1-3
Derive a rainfall intensity/frequency curve 4-5
Use a unit-graph to obtain a flood hydrograph 6-7
Test 18
Analyse a mass curve and predict reservoir storage9
Design a main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation9-10
Test 2 12
Apply the flood flow equation11-15
Design a storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system 16
Exam 17-18


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.


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 1:  It represents 10%.  It covers element 1.
Test 1: It represents 20%. It covers elements 2 and 3.
Test 2: It represents 30%. It covers elements 6 and 7.
Exam: It represents 40%. It covers elements 4 and 5.

The dates and time of the assessment will be advised by the instructor.

To attain at least a PASS grade in an assessment, students will need to demonstrate understanding of the concepts and the ability to solve relevant problems. To attain at least a PASS grade for the course it is necessary to obtain at least a PASS grade for each element.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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