Viewing Unit History

The information below is relevant from 10/07/2017 to 11/07/2021
Click Here to view current information

ENEC14017 - Water Resources Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
2. Portfolio 50%

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

Past Exams

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.91% response rate.

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.

Source: 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.
Action Taken
Same resources were used.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The practice quizzes were beneficial and a great way to learn and develop.
Recommendation
The practice quizzes will be maintained.
Action Taken
The practice quizzes were maintained.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Number of team member was reduced to max 3 to provide sufficient workload for all.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
The practice quizzes were a great help and should be kept in the future.
Recommendation
The practice quizzes will be available in the future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
Some of the quiz questions were unexpected or too open ended.
Recommendation
Expectations will be communicated more frequently that some of the questions will be open-ended.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
The delivery should be more engaging.
Recommendation
Lectures will be recorded so the workshops will be more engaging with more activities, discussions or case studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio