ENEC14017 - Water Resources Engineering
Term 2 - 2017


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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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEC13009 Hydraulics or ENEC12010 Hydraulics & Hydrology

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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

Assessment Overview

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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 Source Recommendation
Split of the course Teaching staff and management. The unit is split into two: Water Supply and Wastewater Technology, and Water Resources Engineering.
More information on project tasks and deliverables Students' course evaluation. More information will be provided on the projects.
Software to be used for the storm water design project Students' course evaluation and teaching staff self-evaluation. Management is considering the use of software for a storm water design project.
Students asking for academics to be based on all campuses Students' course evaluation. It is difficult to have an academic on all campuses for all units. However, interaction with students on other campuses will be improved.
More aspects of Water Resources Engineering to be included Students' course evaluation. While we endeavor to broaden the scope of the unit we cannot teach every aspect of Water Resources Engineering.
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
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
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Water-Resources Engineering
Author/s: David A. Chin Year: 2013
Edition: Third Edition Publisher: Pearson
City: Harlow
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorYeboah Gyasi-Agyei (y.gyasi-agyei@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Probability, Risk and Uncertainty Analysis for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design

Chin: Chapter 8

Week 2 17-07-2017

Rainfall Intensity-Frequency-Duration

Chin: Chapter 9

Week 3 24-07-2017

Design Rainfall Temporal Patterns and Losses

Chin: Chapter 9

Week 4 31-07-2017

Runoff Routing

Chin: Chapter 10

Week 5 07-08-2017

Reservoir and River Routing

Chin: Chapter 10

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Design of Stormwater Collection Systems I

Chin: Chapter 11

Online Test 1

Portfolio 1 Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Design of Stormwater Collection Systems II

Chin: Chapter 11

Week 8 04-09-2017

Design of Stormwater Management Systems

Chin: Chapter 12

Week 9 11-09-2017

Gradually Varying Water Surface Profile

Chin: Chapter 4

Week 10 18-09-2017

Culvert design

Chin: Chapter 7

Week 11 25-09-2017

Groundwater Systems

Chin: Chapter 14, 15

Week 12 02-10-2017

Project Report

Online Test 2

Portfolio 2 Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 1
Task Description

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

  • Written Assessment 1 (40%)
  • Online Test 1 (10%)

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. It carries 40% of the final grade. 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, 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 90-120 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers;
  • On each attempt, all questions must be answered and the maximum score of the two attempts 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.
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 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 Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design

2. Conduct a hydrology assessment of a catchment

4. Prepare team reports for water engineering projects

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 2
Task Description

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

  • Team Project Report (25%)
  • Written Assessment 2 (15%)
  • Online Test (10%)

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

Your team has been commissioned to design a stormwater drainage network for for a new sub-division. You are also required to design a culvert and a stormwater detention basin. It covers LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4. You will use XPSWMM 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.

Written Assessment 2

This assessment task is in a similar vein as Assessment 1 with the exception that the questions are on different topics, and contributes 15% of the final grade. It is designed to demonstrate whether students have understood the topics covered from Weeks 6 to 11, and addresses LOs 1, 2 and 3. The questions may include the following topics:

  • Design of Stormwater Systems
  • Gradually Varying Flow in Open Channels
  • Culvert design
  • Groundwater Systems

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, 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 90-120 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • On each attempt, all questions must be answered and the maximum score of the two attempts 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.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The assessment will be returned after the certification of grades.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment of the portfolio will be based on the assessment outcomes of the 3 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 Written Assessment 2 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 Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design

3. Design urban stormwater management systems

4. Prepare team reports for water engineering projects

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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




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