Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Valentijn Pauwels


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit focuses on the management of floods. Forecast models will be presented in conjuncture with techniques to calibrate these models. Flood frequency and geographical information system analysis will also be discussed. The hydraulics of floods will be explained, after which runoff routing and state update techniques will be presented.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • run operational hydrologic models.
  • parameterize models.
  • undertake flood frequency analysis.
  • analyse digital terrain models and outlines catchments.
  • understand hydraulics and apply hydraulic models.
  • understand runoff routing and apply operational routing models.
  • understand and apply state updating techniques.
  • work both independently and collaboratively on flood management problems.


Continuous assessment: 40%
Final Examination (3 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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.

Workload requirements

On-campus - 3 hours lectures/practice and 9 hours of private study per week
Off-campus - 150 hours study

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