Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 x 2-hour lectures, 6 x 3-hour practicals, 2 x 1-day field trips, 1 x 3-day field trip |
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Admission to the postgraduate diploma or masters programs in Environmental Studies/Geography.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Some familiarity with mathematical software such as Excel.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Students who have completed the following subject, or equivalent, are ineligible:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry. It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
The management of river systems for environmental purposes is underpinned by the science that determines their geomorphological and hydrological functioning. This subject provides a background in the science of river and catchments by focusing on: (1) the hydrology of river catchments and channels and the factors that control the volume and timing of flows in rivers; (2) the morphology of river channels, how this is determined by the water and sediment delivered from the catchment; (3) the role of hydrology and geomorphology in controlling the functioning of rivers as physical systems and ecosystems; (4) river channel changes in response to climate and anthropogenic factors and how these can be understood and managed. This knowledge will provide an essential understanding for students interested in river and catchment management. The subject has a strong emphasis on fieldwork and practical classes, in order to provide real-world examples and essential skills.
At the end of the course, students will be expected to have developed an understanding of the physical processes that underpin the management river of rivers. Students will have developed the following:
Field trip reports (2 x 1250 words), mid-semester: 2 x 25%; Literature report (500 words), late-semester: 10%; Major report (2000 words), end of semester: 40%
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have acquired the following skills:
Master of Science (Geography) |
Integrated Water Catchment Management |
Integrated Water Catchment Management
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