Design of Environmental Systems

Subject ENEN90025 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 421-482 Analysis & Design-Environmental Systems
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



Dr Dongryeol Ryu


Melbourne School of Engineering
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Old Engineering Building #173
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA

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Subject Overview: In this subject, students develop and practice their capabilities of problem identification and finding solution for a broad range of practical problems they will encounter in their career. Typical problems may include irrigation and drainage design, hydrogeological 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.
Objectives: 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.
  • Three written group reports and participation (30% each)
  • One assignment not exceeding 20 pages each inclusive of diagrams, tables, computations and computer output (10%)
  • Students must attend the site visit
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 identify the dominant processes in time and space that govern the flux of water, soil and/or other environmental variables for a given scenario.
  • Ability to describe integrated conceptual and/or mathematical models of the dominant processes.
  • Given basic data about the scenario, capability to generate predicted states of the system as a result of natural or anthropogenic disturbances to the system.
  • Ability to interpret the predicted states into a form useful for management decisions to be made about the system.
  • Ability to make coordinated efforts with group members to achieve project goals.

Subject is offered for the last time in 2010

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Water Resource Management
Master of Water Resource Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment

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