HYD301 Special Topics in Water Systems Science (8)

This subject provides in-depth study of specific topics in the area of Water Systems Science. This will involve literature search, application of special tools and computer models, and report writing.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of technical and theory aspects of the nominated topic area;
  • Be able to conduct data collection, scientific analysis and draw conclusions about the nominated topic within a broad area of land, water and climate;
  • Be able to plan and conduct field study and desktop analysis;
  • Be able to use specific equipment and computer models for investigation and simulation;
  • Be capable of writing technical reports.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Depending on the student's area of interest, they will be assigned any two of the following topics after consultation with the subject coordinator: Application of computer models in rainfall-runoff simulation; Application of computer models like CSIRO's Swagman to investigate impacts of irrigation practices on land and groundwater; Management of soil and groundwater salinity; Water demand management within a given river catchment; Water use efficiency, water productivity and climate; Application of geophysical investigation techniques; Relationship between climate variability and river flows; Application of GIS and RS in water resources management. Further topics may be added by the subject coordinator to meet the emerging needs.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.