6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Department of Civil Engineering
Dr David McCarthy (Clayton)
Prof Khu Soon-Thiam (Malaysia)
This unit is designed to give a broad understanding of the integrated management of water resources within an urban context. This is a field of practice growing in importance in Australia and overseas, and will equip students well for careers in urban water management. The scope of the course will be multi-disciplinary, giving students an understanding of the range of perspectives required in integrated urban water management (IUWM) covering structural and non-structural techniques available. The social science and ecological perspectives will be emphasised to give an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of IUWM. Software packages such as MUSIC and Aquacycle will be introduced.
- Understand the components that make up the urban water cycle and urban water systems
- Understand the interactions between urban water cycle components and appreciate the complexities and conflicts involved in integrated management of urban water systems
- Understand the principles of, and methods for, integrated urban water management
- Understand the basic ecological and social science perspectives of IUWM and the need for a multi-disciplinary perspective
- Develop and design IUWM strategies at a conceptual level
- Use software packages, such as MUSIC and Aquacycle, for IUWM design and assessment.
Individual ongoing assessments (quizzes): 10%
Closed book examination (3 hours): 40%.
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.
2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 8 hours of private study per week
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