- Code ENGN4901
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering, Environmental Science
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
A detailed understanding of the water resources available in different environments, how water moves through the environment, and the management of these water resources are fundamental to the practice of environmental engineering. In this course, students will investigate the foundational elements of how water moves over the surface of the land, as well as how underground water flows can be modelled and understood. Building on these fundamentals, students will learn about water reservoirs, rivers and coastlines, including erosion processes and nutrient transport. Anticipating and predicting seasonal variability are essential aspects in predicting rainwater runoff and flooding, and the consequent design of stormwater infrastructure. Water infrastructure more generally is also explored including the design and operation of municipal water supplies, sewerage and water treatment works, water reservoirs including hydroelectric dams, spillways, weirs, and stormwater channels. In response to the global tension between human activity and the natural environment (including the hastening impacts of climate change), the course will investigate irrigation and agricultural water supplies and the broad topic of water security. This course will provide an important focus on indigenous perspectives and contributions to this field of study. Students will be able to draw on course materials that provide diverse gender, cultural, and geographical perspectives on these topics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and model the behaviour of surface and groundwater flows.
- Model and evaluate water catchment runoff behaviour using measurement data
- Design infrastructure for water management and wastewater treatment
- Design and evaluate future-proof water infrastructure for agricultural, urban and industrial contexts
- Discuss and analyse contemporary issues in water resources management
This course will only be offered from 2024
- Laboratories (15) [LO 2,3,4]
- Assignments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Group Project (25) [LO 4,5]
- Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Approximately 130 hours per semester consisting of the following activities:
- 12 weeks of classes, including 3 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial each week
- 3 × three-hour laboratories
- 6 × minor homework assignments, 3.5 h each
- one major homework assignment, 20 h.
- self-guided study, 32 hours.
Information on inherent requirements for this course are currently not available.
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