Courses & Units

Rivers and Coasts KGA326

Launceston, Hobart

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Introduction

Coastlines and river catchments undergo processes of change, bringing complex management issues. Focus is on sedimentary environments of hill slopes, river channels, beaches and estuaries, including natural hazards such as flooding, landslides and coastal erosion. Vulnerability of different types of coastlines to sea-level rise is explored, using international case studies where serious problems are already occurring. Methods for rehabilitation of slope, river channel and coastal degradation and erosion are incorporated. Training is provided in field and laboratory techniques by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society.

Summary

Unit name Rivers and Coasts
Unit code KGA326
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Joanna Ellison
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess changes in geomorphology, in relation to slope processes, river catchments, and the range of different coastal settings
  • Apply methods of rehabilitation for slope, river and coastal erosion
  • Assess the vulnerability of sedimentary landscapes to flooding, land instability, and sea level change
  • Identify the methodologies by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 Credit Points in Intermediate level units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KGA216

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 3 fieldwork days and 3 x 3-hr practicals

AssessmentExamination (50%)|Fieldtrip Report (River or Coast) (30%)|Field Trip Report (Landslide) (10%)|Field Trip Report (Coast or River) (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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