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EA5016 - Hydrology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science, Technology & Engineering

An introduction to hydrology, including surface water hydrology and groundwater hydrology as well as special issues. An outline and description of concepts and methodologies used in the analysis of hydrological processes and their applications in practice. A discussion of hydrology and related theories and technologies in the management of environment in general, and applications of hydrological principles in water resources management in particular. The special issues cover water resources issues in Australia and the world, water quality, water pollution and treatment, salinity, water-logging, surface-groundwater interactions, 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 fundamental knowledge and skills in hydrology and related earth and environmental sciences including skills in the laboratory and field, map and photograph interpretation, analysis of hydrological data and application of information technologies in hydrology.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA2006 EA2400

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Lecturers: Dr Stephen Lewis, Mr Aaron Davis.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: other exams (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); essays (20%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Lecturers: Dr Stephen Lewis, Mr Aaron Davis, Dr HanShe Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: other exams (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); essays (20%); assignments (20%).

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.