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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 5085

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154261

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To continue to develop students’ in-depth understanding on how water-sensitive practices can be integrated into ‘greenfield’ and developed urban landscapes resulting in cost-effective and sustainable urban drainage systems.

Course content

At the completion of the course, it is intended that students will be able to: explain the concepts of quantity, quality and harvesting as they relate to the field of water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) practice; introduce the ‘source control’ concept and its application to flood management, stormwater treatment/control and stormwater harvesting; explain procedures including ‘best practice’ guidelines and limitations for designing systems for stormwater quantity management, quality improvement and harvesting; review ongoing development of the ‘green infrastructure’ movement and its relationship to WSUD and international practices such as SuDS and LID; describe the physical, chemical and biological water quality parameters that cause ecosystem degradation and how these parameters can be used to govern the design of green infrastructure systems; become familiar with applying procedures including ‘best practice’ guidelines for designing WSUD systems including sediment basins, bioretention devices, swales and constructed wetlands.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

It is expected that students will have completed a basic hydrology course during their bachelor degree program or will have worked in a hydrology-related field before taking this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 16 hours x 8 days over two weeks
Tutorial 16 hours x 8 days over two weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Problem solving exercise 4 x up to 4 pages 50% N/A
Group project Maximum 20 pages 30% N/A
Tutorial work N/A 20% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES (INTENSIVE)
Problem solving exercise 4 x up to 4 pages 50% N/A
Group project Maximum 20 pages 30% N/A
Tutorial work N/A 20% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments
School of Natural and Built Environments

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