Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Haque


The unit first examines the general planning issues of integrated urban catchment management followed by an overview of current best management practices in stormwater management. Issues associated with the multiple objective management of urban stormwater will be discussed in detail. Students will gain sufficient appreciation of the management issues and current available technologies to formulate a stormwater management strategy for catchments with pre-specified environmental conditions and development characteristics. The unit is also aimed at providing students with hands-on experience in the design of some of the commonly used stormwater management measures.


The objectives of the unit are to:

  • introduce students to strategic planning for urban stormwater management
  • develop students' understanding of the effects of urbanisation on the run-off process and the degradation of water quality to be expected
  • develop students' understanding of ecosystem health and effects of urbanisation
  • develop students' understanding of the possible strategies available to manage urban stormwater adn selection of appropriate controls, and
  • provide students with hands-on experience in the design of appropriate control measures


Assignments: 50%. Examination 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Walker

Contact hours

150 hours work