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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Belinda Hatt


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


The unit examines the general planning issues of integrated urban catchment management, followed by best management practices in stormwater management. Issues associated with the multiple objectives of urban stormwater management will be discussed in detail.

Students will gain appreciation of the management issues and technologies to formulate a stormwater management strategy for catchments with pre-specified environmental conditions and development characteristics.


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

  • apply strategic planning principles for stormwater management.
  • operate within existing legislation in the development of urban drainage designs.
  • develop urban drainage designs, which employ best management practice principles in selection and operation of individual components.
  • select and design treatment sequences that provide acceptable outflows to receiving water.
  • work both independently and collaboratively on complex urban stormwater 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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