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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr. Betty Richards
Ph: 03 9925 4172
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)
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
1. Apply understanding of the hydrological cycle and the elements of meteorology.
1.1 The water cycle is understood in a water engineering context
2.1 The types of rainfall are understood in meteorological terms.
3.1 “Runoff” can be defined and factors affecting amount of runoff
4.1 The factors affecting flood magnitude are understood and used
5.1 A storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system is
6.1 A main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation
7.1 A mass curve is analysed and reservoir storage predicted.
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
*Derivation of unit and flood hydrograph
*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.
|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|
|Analyse a mass curve and predict reservoir storage||9|
|Design a main channel for an irrigation scheme including flow regulation||9-10|
|Apply the flood flow equation||11-15|
|Design a storm retarding basin for an urban drainage system||16|
Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A guide to flood estimation. Author: D.H. Pilgrim. Publisher: Barton ACT: IEA-2001. Vol 1 and 2.
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
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.
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