SEV322 - Hydrology and Hydraulics

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Prerequisite:

SEM218

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SEV222

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 2 hour practicals per trimester. All students are required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x 1 hour classes per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week. Students are required to attend and participate in 5 hours of practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6 which aligns with data collection for the laboratory reports).

Content

This unit will describe hydrological processes that are involved in earth’s natural water cycle and the influence of those processes on catchments and engineering structures. It also will describe the hydraulic behaviours observed in open channel flows. Further, the unit will help to identify, define and use hydrological processes in practical situations such as catchment water balance, flood routing as well as hydraulic properties of flow in open channels when designing canals, sluice gates, energy dissipating structures etc. Classification of open channel flow surface profiles as well as measurements in a laboratory-scale flume will be carried out. Thus, this unit will provide knowledge to apply hydrology and hydraulic principles to real world engineering such as storm water management, water sensitive urban design, designing of irrigation channels etc.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 50% in the combined laboratory reports. 

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