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EA2006 - Hydrology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

This subject is an introduction to fundamentals of hydrology, including surface water hydrology and groundwater hydrology as well as special issues. It outlines the fundamental concepts and methodologies used in the analysis of hydrological processes and their applications in practice. It discusses hydrological theories and technologies used for water resources management. The special issues cover water resources issues in Australia and the world, water quality, water pollution and treatment, salinity, irrigation hydrology, seawater intrusion, the role of water in climate change and global hydrology.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain an understanding of hydrological processes which control the occurrence, movement and distribution of water in the environment;
  • To develop both conceptual and practical knowledge of hydrological processes as well as the concepts and methods used in hydrological analysis;
  • To develop hands-on experience with the collection, analysis, interpretation and application of hydrological data;
  • To develop professional and communication skills such as writing literature reviews and scientific reports.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of BS, BT, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB, PH or ZL subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA2400 EA5016

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: other exams (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Sue Bandaranaike, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: other exams (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

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.