Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Apply engineering hydrology principles

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAC110B Apply engineering hydrology principles


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.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

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