ENCI609-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Special Topic

15 points
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


Special Topic


Prescription (Brief course description): Flood risk assessment; Extreme value statistics; Flood modelling and uncertainty assessment; Flood protection; Flood risk audit and planning

Recommended preparation:  Hydrology, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, GIS and exposure to modelling

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired

  • a broad and cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge on flood risk management;
  • comprehensive knowledge base and understanding of the current theory and practice relating to flooding and flood management;
  • fundamental knowledge leading to sound understanding of socio-economic issue related to flooding;
  • broad scientific knowledge about conservation, restoration and management measures to overcome challenges imposed on water by humans and by climate change, and;
  • extended knowledge on the basin-wide approach to flood risk management.


Subject to approval of the Director of Studies

Timetable Note

This is a block taught course on the following dates:

12, 13 and 19 April 2018
17 and 24 May 2018

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Markus Pahlow


Tom Cochrane

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENCI609 Occurrences

  • ENCI609-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018