SEV401 - Integrated Catchment Systems

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SEV322

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour studio per week. All students are required to attend and participate in studio activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Independent and collaborative learning activities including 2 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided), and 1 x 1 hour synchronous online seminar. All students are required to attend and participate in studio activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week (typically week 9).

Content

 

Integrated catchment management considers how land, water and ecosystem issues impact on the quantity and quality of water in our river catchments as well as how our catchments can be managed to maximise social, cultural, financial and human health outcomes. In this unit, students will study and work with natural processes and evaluate holistic approaches for sustainable water management to engineer landscapes that support natural systems and ensure longer-term sustainability of catchments. Students will apply scientific processes to quantify and assess catchment change and impacts, and will apply engineering principles to suggest interventions and approaches to manage hydrological flow pathways throughout the catchment. Such evidence based and scientific approaches are highly valued in the field, as engineers are required to fully engage all stakeholders to commit to actively changing and perturbing catchment systems. Students will develop expertise to promote the management of environment for collective benefits. They will work with and learn how to engage the community in engineering solutions that address issues such as flooding, pollution and ecosystem management. 

Prescribed texts

Robert Ferrier, and Alan Jenkins (edited), Handbook of Catchment Management, 2009, John Wiley & Sons.

This book is available electronically.

Unit Fee Information

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