CIV6884 - Water sensitive stormwater design - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Assoc Professor David McCarthy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


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%

Examination (2 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.

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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