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ENTC12006 - Hydrology and Water Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students analyse rainfall data and catchment properties and apply hydrological principles and methods to determine runoff from rainfall. They design stormwater drainage system components and explain the features and operation of municipal stormwater, water supply and wastewater systems. Students explain water quality standards and related measurement, testing, monitoring and risk management processes. They use civil engineering language in professional communications and reports, and develop communication skills and individual and collaborative working and learning skills.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEC13009 Hydraulics

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

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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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 0%

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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the hydrologic cycle and determine catchment properties [1, 3, 7, 8]
  2. Determine runoff from rainfall and explain the fundamental hydrology and methods used [1, 3, 4, 5, 8]
  3. Design storm sewers and culverts and explain the basic hydraulic principles used in design [1, 3, 4, 5]
  4. Explain water quality standards, measurement, testing, monitoring and risk management processes [1, 3, 5, 7, 8]
  5. Explain the operation of municipal water treatment, storage and supply systems [3, 5, 7, 8]
  6. Explain the operation of municipal wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems [3, 5, 7, 8]
  7. Use appropriate civil engineering language in professional communications, records and reports [2, 9]
  8. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner [2, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
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 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment