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CIV5261

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Haque, T Ladson

Synopsis

The unit will introduce the factors causing or aggravating flooding in the Australian context, the benefits and impacts of flooding and the risk management framework applied to reduce flooding and its impacts on the community. It will then cover the hydrologic background for estimating floods including flood frequency analysis and rainfall-based flood estimation methods. Students will use industry-standard computer software based on the hydrological and hydraulic computation methods. A number of measures to reduce flooding and its impacts, including flood mapping, planning controls, design of structural flood mitigation measures and emergency management measures are introduced.

Objectives

The unit will introduce the factors causing or aggravating flooding in the Australian context, the benefits and impacts of flooding and the risk management framework applied to reduce flooding and its impacts on the community. It will then cover the hydrologic background for estimating floods including flood frequency analysis and rainfall-based flood estimation methods. Students will use industry-standard computer software based on the hydrological and hydraulic computation methods. A number of measures to reduce flooding and its impacts, including flood mapping, planning controls, design of structural flood mitigation measures and emergency management measures are introduced.

Assessment

Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%. Students must pass both components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

150 hours study

Off-campus attendance requirements

150 hours study