IRRIGATION DESIGN (PRESSURIZED SYSTEMS)

AGR2IRR

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the design of pressurized irrigation systems, which include high-pressure systems using fixed sprinkler heads, and low-pressure systems such as drip systems. You will study a core program covering water quality and water budgeting in agriculture and horticulture, and then split into two streams for specific design work in turf/amenity horticulture or agriculture/production horticulture. You are required to design an irrigation system for a particular area of land as a basic computer aide drafting (CAD) drawing.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Note: This subject is taught at the Fairfield campus of Melbourne polytechnic.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse data collected during an irrigation audit

Activities:
Field activity and computer lab exercise

02. Interpret pressure and flow rate data collected from an existing water source or a pump performance chart

Activities:
Field activity and computer lab exercise

03. Calculate an annual, weekly and daily water budget for a specified area

Activities:
Lectures

04. Evaluate a water quality assessment for suitability for use on various plants and soil types

Activities:
Lectures

05. Examine the performance of pressurized irrigation heads and their optimal design configuration using the Sprinkler Profile and Coverage Evaluation (SPACE) program

Activities:
Computer lab exercise

06. Design a pressurized irrigation system for a nominated area

Activities:
Lectures and computer lab exercise

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Fairfield (MelbPolytechnic), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of Face-to-Face and Online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of Face-to-Face and Online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Irrigation Audit Report (1,400 words)Field exercise requires an existing system for audit, including access to existing plans and water source30 01
Written test (1 hour ,1,000-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Irrigation Design assignment (2,000-word equivalent)Final designs must be submitted as a CAD file50 01, 02, 05, 06