ENGE414-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020

Applied Hydrogeology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 27 April 2020
End Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 May 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 22 May 2020

Description

The Applied Hydrogeology course provides postgraduate students in engineering geology and environmental science with a sound understanding of the nature and occurrence of groundwater, various techniques for resource evaluation, contaminant transport issues, and a brief introduction to groundwater modelling. The course is an integrated one, developing both geological aspects of groundwater occurrence and chemistry, as well as pragmatic methods for quantifying flow parameters and aquifer characteristics.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
1. Assess hydrogeological controls on groundwater storage and flow.
2. Use a selection of laboratory skills to estimate permeability.
3. Design and interpret aquifer tests in simple aquifer systems.
4. Characterise groundwater flow and quality using standard field techniques.
5. Critically evaluate groundwater recharge volume and timing.
6. Use hand calculations and computer modelling to simulate groundwater flow and contaminant transport in simple aquifer systems. This includes simulating surface water-groundwater interaction and groundwater pumping as well as applying basic model calibration concepts.
7. Discuss issues relating to sustainable groundwater management.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) MATH101 or
MATH102 or
MATH103 and (2) approval from the Head of Department of Geological Sciences

Restrictions

ENGE 478

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 18 May - 24 May
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 27 Apr - 3 May
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 4 May - 31 May
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 4 May - 10 May
Workshop D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 18 May - 24 May

Timetable Note

The course runs from 28 April through to 25 May.
28 April (9 am to 5 pm) Lecture, Room  ER213
4 May (9 to 12 am) Lecture, Room  ER213
5 May (9 to 12 am OR 1 to 4 pm) Hydraulic conductivity experiments, Soils lab ER113
11 May (9 to 12 am) Lecture, Room ER213
12 May (9 to 12 am OR 1 to 4 pm) Field work, Ilam Fields
18 May (9 to 12 am) Lecture, Room ER213
19 May (9 am to 4 pm) Physical modelling, Soils lab ER113
23 May (9 am to 5 pm) Computer modelling, Lab ER211
25 May (9 to 12 am) Lecture, Room ER213

Course Coordinator

Leanne Morgan

Lecturer

Leanne Morgan

Assessment

Permeability lab report  -  30%  -  19 May
Field work report  -  30%  -  26 May
Mastery quiz  -  10%  -  26 May
Physical and computer modelling report  -  30%  -  2 June

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Fetter, C. W; Applied hydrogeology; 4th ed; Pearson Education, 2001.

Freeze, R. Allan. , Cherry, John A; Groundwater; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

Sanders, Laura L; A manual of field hydrogeology; Prentice Hall, 1998.

Notes

Prerequisites
15 points of 100-level MATH

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,054.00

* 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 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All ENGE414 Occurrences

  • ENGE414-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020