Course Title: Stormwater Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Stormwater Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1153

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

CIVE1153

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

CIVE1154

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 14,
Offsh2 15

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1154

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2021 (VC13),

OFFMay2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Biplob Pramanik

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9419

Course Coordinator Email: biplob.pramanik@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B073 F01 R001-13


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CIVE1181 Water Engineering


Course Description

Engineers and scientists are challenged with managing increased volume and poor quality of stormwater due to rapid urbanization. This course covers the two major aspects related to stormwater management in urban areas: mitigating flood risk through reducing peak stormwater flows and designing drainage networks to remove flows; and characterizing and improving stormwater quality by estimating contaminant loads, addressing contaminant transport issues and designing stormwater improvement infrastructure such as retarding basins, online traps and water sensitive urban design features.

You will be undertaking project based assignments that integrate theoretical and practical knowledge related to management of urban stormwater quantity and quality. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for students who commenced their program prior to 2023:

  • BH077 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
  • BH080 - Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
  • BH088 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • BH096 - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
  • BP192 - Bachelor of Environmental Science

1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for students who commenced their program in 2023:

  • PLO1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering. 
  • PLO2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.    
  • PLO3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.   
  • PLO4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity. 
  • PLO5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
  • PLO7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to Indigenous and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.   


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify and examine the principles underlying the design of stormwater drainage systems.
  2. Analyse and design aspects of the major components of stormwater systems, focusing mainly on urban drainage and detention basin design  
  3. Explain the operation and estimation of the impact of water quality improvement in infrastructure.
  4. Review and apply modelling packages commonly used in practice by design engineers.
  5. Integrate knowledge of Urban Drainage Systems, Drainage Basin design and Water Quality improvements with Practice concepts
  6. Recognise from a whole-of-project management perspective the phases involved in assessing, designing, constructing and maintaining stormwater infrastructure systems.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course involves pre-recorded lectures and tutorials along with computer lab classes on simulation modelling. The prescribed text is intended to support the lectures and reading material. This course material and the theory learnt during lectures and tutorials will assist you master the subject matter of drainage engineering skills. Within the modules there are review exercises – working through these will enable you to judge your understanding of key concepts. Review exercises will also foster group discussion and communication skills relevant to professional engineering practices.

Online lecture and reading material uploaded onto the Canvas LMS are designed to support your learning. However, to be effective you need to actively use these resources.


Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed text and recommended reference books, lecture slides and notes in the Canvas LMS.

RMIT Library Subject Guide: http://rmit.libguides.com/civileng 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Design of an Urban Drainage System
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2

Assessment Task 2: Design of Detention Basin and Water Quality Improvement Measures
Weighting: 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: Multiple Choice Question Test on Water Quality Improvement
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 3, 5, 6

Assessment Task 4: End of semester assignment
Weighting: 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 5.