Analysis & Design-Environmental Systems

Subject CVEN40017 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: Twelve hours of lectures, thirty-six hours of design classes and three-hours of site visits
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours per semester
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit



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Subject Overview:

At the conclusion of this subject students should be able to identify the processes in the environment that impinge on a range of practical problems they will encounter in their career. With this skill and foundation theory of physical hydrology, design and management, they will be able to develop solutions to these problems. Typical problems may include irrigation and drainage design, hydro-geological problems such as landfill containment, catchment management, stream rehabilitation and rehabilitation of degraded land such as mine sites. Particular emphasis will be placed on how projects are managed/implemented within each working group and how group members are making coordinated efforts to achieve the design goals


This subject aims to provide students with training and experience of problem solving and resources management by assigning them to a range of engineering problems that require group-based work.

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
  • Three written group reports and participation (30% each) due at end of weeks 4, 8 and 12
  • One assignment due in week 12 not exceeding 20 pages each inclusive of diagrams, tables, computations and computer output (10%)
  • Students must attend the site visit and achieve a pass on each report in order to pass the subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals.
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline.
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
  • Ability to make coordinated efforts with group members to achieve project goals.
Notes: Subject is offered for the last time in 2010
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Environmental
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Science

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