Sustainable Irrigation System Management

Subject 421-668 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours intensive subject held in six 1-day sessions between weeks 1 and 6 of the semester; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: -
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: -


Hector Malano
Subject Overview: Operation and management of water supply systems, allocation and distribution of water to users; irrigation canal control concepts, automation and modernisation of canal delivery networks. Modelling of irrigation system operation and development of operational plans. Management of irrigation and drainage assets, infrastructure asset management, costing and pricing of irrigation and drainage service. User participation in irrigation operation and management. Management of irrigation provider agencies, strategic planning and customer relations.
Assessment: Two assignments of up to 3000 words each (90%) and class presentations (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion, candidates should:
  • be able to determine irrigation water demand at farm and system levels
  • have an advanced understanding of canal operation principles and operation
  • be able to formulate operational plans for large irrigation networks
  • be able to determine the cost of irrigation and drainage services and formulate appropriate pricing policy
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Engineering(Water Resources Management)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering(Water Resources Management)
Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Utilities Management
Master of Water Resource Management

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