SEV401 - Integrated Catchment Systems


2023 unit information

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




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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

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour studio per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour studio per week.


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.

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