CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will be introduced to the application of the principles of hydraulics and hydrology to solve water engineering problems. You will study the probability, risk and uncertainty concepts governing hydrologic and hydrology design. You are also introduced to groundwater resources, river and reservoir routing, rapid and gradually varying flow in open channels, flood and stormwater control, design of hydraulic structures, and sedimentation and erosion hydraulics. The unit requires you to solve design problems in catchment hydrology and urban flood water management and prepare basic designs. In completing these tasks, you must use appropriate technical language in written communication and work in teams to solve problems.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEC13009 Hydraulics or ENEC12010 Hydraulics & Hydrology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Applications of QGIS and TUFLOW, and the excellent resources for the unit in general, were very useful.

Recommendation

The same resources and delivery mode will be used.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The practice quizzes were beneficial and a great way to learn and develop.

Recommendation

The practice quizzes will be maintained.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The group assessment task needs to be modified to increase individual contribution, particularly the climate change scenario.

Recommendation

The group assessment task will be modified to increase individual contribution, particularly the climate change scenario.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design
  2. Conduct a hydrology assessment of a catchment
  3. Design urban stormwater management systems
  4. Prepare team reports for water engineering projects

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Portfolio - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Water-Resources Engineering Third Edition (2013)

Authors: David A. Chin
Pearson Education Limited
Harlow Harlow , Essex CM202 2JE , UK
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-273-78591-0
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • QGIS Software
  • TUFLOW Software
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Raj Sharma Unit Coordinator
r.sharma@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Probability, Risk and Uncertainty Analysis for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Rainfall Intensity-Frequency-Duration

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Design Rainfall Temporal Patterns and Losses

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Runoff Routing 

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Reservoir and River Routing

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Stormwater Collection Systems I

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio 1 Due: Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Stormwater Collection Systems II

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Stormwater Management Systems I

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Design of Stormwater Management Systems II

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Culvert Design

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Groundwater Systems

Chapter

Chin: Chapter 14, 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Project Report

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio 2 Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 9:00 am AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio 1

Task Description

Portfolio 1 (50% of total unit marks) has two components:

  • Written Assessment 1 (30%)
  • Online Test 1 (20%)

Omission of any of the above mentioned items from Portfolio 1 will automatically result in a Fail grade. The aim of Portfolio 1 is to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the various concepts, theories and processes presented during Weeks 1-5. Further details of various aspects are provided on the unit's Moodle website.


Written Assessment 1

This assessment task is designed to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered during the first five weeks and covers LOs 1 and 2. The questions require demonstration of

adequate presentation of water resources engineering problems, and the topics may include:

  • Probability, Risk and Uncertainty Analysis for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design
  • Rainfall Intensity-Frequency-Duration
  • Design Rainfall Temporal Patterns and Losses
  • Runoff, Reservoir and River Routing


Online Test 1

This assessment task consists of one online Test (Quizzes) covering topics of Weeks 1-5. The main characteristics of the online Test are:

  • You are allowed to attempt the test only two times within a given time frame as specified in the unit Schedule on Moodle website, the due date of the online Test is different from the rest of the Portfolio Items;
  • There will be between 10 and 20 numerical questions;
  • You have 90-180 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers;
  • On each attempt, all questions must be answered;
  • The average score of the two attempts will be used, and if only one attempt that score will be used;
  • Feedback is immediate as to whether the correct or wrong answer has been entered but no detailed information is given on the processes.
  • The test opens on Monday of the submission week.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after submission


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment of the portfolio will be based on the assessment outcomes of the 2 different portfolio items. Each question of Written Assessment 1 will be assessed using three key criteria.

  • problem formulation which covers clarity of the data given, clarity of the desired result, and assumptions stated;
  • solution process which covers presentation of appropriate diagrams, statement of the principles and formulas in the correct order, presentation of all necessary steps in the analysis in the correct order, clear presentation of
  • workings with links to the desired results, and use of correct units;
  • accuracy and correct results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design
  • Conduct a hydrology assessment of a catchment
  • Prepare team reports for water engineering projects


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio 2

Task Description

Portfolio 2 (50% of total unit marks) has two components:

  • Team Project Report (30%)
  • Online Test (20%)

Omission of any of the above mentioned items from Portfolio 2 will automatically result in a Fail grade. The aim of Portfolio 2 is to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the various concepts, theories and processes presented in this unit.

Team Project

The Team Project is on the design of a stormwater drainage system for a sub-division. It covers LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4. You will use TUFLOW software for the design. Some of the input data relevant to the chosen location of the project will be sourced from ARR2016 and QUDM. This team-based project is by design open-ended, and you are to make several assumptions. Details of the Team Project will be provided.

Online Test 2

This assessment task consists of one online Test (Quizzes) covering topics of Weeks 6-11. The main characteristics of the online Test are:

  • You are allowed to attempt the test only two times within a given time frame as specified in the unit Schedule on Moodle website, the due date of the online Test is different from that of the rest of the Portfolio Items;
  • There will be between 10 and 20 numerical questions;
  • You have 90-180 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • On each attempt, all questions must be answered;
  • The average score of the two attempts will be used, and if only one attempt that score will be used;
  • Feedback is immediate as to whether the correct or wrong answer has been entered but no detailed information is given on the processes.
  • The test opens on Monday of the submission week.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

The assessment will be returned after the certification of grades.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment of the portfolio will be based on the assessment outcomes of the two different portfolio items. Assessment Criteria of each of the individual items are available on the unit's Moodle website. All Individual and team items must be considered acceptable (based on readability and presentation) by the unit coordinator to be eligible for grading. Each question of the project report will be assessed using three key criteria;

  • problem formulation which covers clarity of the data given, clarity of the desired result, and assumptions stated;
  • solution process which covers presentation of appropriate diagrams, statement of the principles and formulas in the correct order, presentation of all necessary steps in the analysis in the correct order, clear presentation of workings with links to the desired results, and use of correct units;
  • accuracy and correct results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Group submission is for the Team Project only.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design
  • Design urban stormwater management systems
  • Prepare team reports for water engineering projects


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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