CIVL 3018 Hydrogeology

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Ataur Rahman Opens in new window

Description This unit covers principles of hydrogeology. It contains concepts related to occurrence of groundwater, groundwater movement, groundwater hydraulics, water wells, quality of groundwater, groundwater modelling and groundwater management. The objectives of this unit are to enable students to learn the concept of groundwater and apply the learnt concepts in solving groundwater problems in engineering practice.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2003

Equivalent Subjects EART 3004 - Hydrogeology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental knowledge of groundwater movement, groundwater hydraulics and water wells to solve hydrogeological problems
  2. Apply groundwater quality modelling techniques
  3. Evaluate groundwater pollution and management problems
  4. Analyse groundwater modelling and exploration techniques
  5. Evaluate current Australian codes and software to solve groundwater problems
  6. Critically evaluate current literature to benchmark recent problems and developments in groundwater engineering practice
  7. Design sustainable groundwater engineering projects

Subject Content

1. Occurrence of groundwater
2. Groundwater movement
3. Groundwater and well hydraulics
4. Water wells
5. Groundwater levels and environmental influences
6. Quality of groundwater
7. Pollution of groundwater
8. Management of groundwater
9. Groundwater modelling
10. Groundwater investigation

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
2 Quizzes (Short answer test), @ 10% each = 20% 30 minutes each 20 N Individual
Project (Students to complete a design project, three students in a group, a group submits one report) 2,500 words 25 N Group
Final exam 2 hours 55 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Ankit Agarwal Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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