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EV5454 - Natural Hazards

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject examines the geomorphic patterns and processes of river channel, floodplain, estuary and beach environments, with a particular focus on the tropics. Human impacts and environmental management processes are considered.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, describe, and critically evaluate the physical characteristics, causes, impacts and management of various forms of natural hazards affecting human society;
  • apply the principles of natural hazard risk assessment to critically appraise a real-world natural hazard problem and its management.;
  • retrieve, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate natural hazard information and data from a range of sources;
  • convey ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Practicals and Field Report - (30%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
EV3454

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: Dr Jack Koci, Dr HanShe Lim, Dr Helen McCoy-West.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 30 hours workshops
  • 1 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 54 hours was Other - Combined Lectures; tutorials; practicals; and fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: Dr Jack Koci, Dr HanShe Lim, Dr Helen McCoy-West.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 30 hours workshops
  • 1 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.