Water Engineering

10 Units

Provides an introduction to water engineering practice. It draws on earlier courses in fluid mechanics, hydrology, statistics and shows how the concepts developed in the earlier subjects can be applied to water engineering design. By examining in detail several water engineering design problems the course develops student awareness of the art of design and an appreciation of holistic thinking as well as specific water engineering skills.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand water engineering design philosophies.
  2. Develop competence in project assessment.
  3. Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design.
  4. Solve water engineering design problems.
  5. Communicate design solutions.
  1. Water engineering decision making: Review and critique benefit-cost analysis; introduce multi-criteria analysis.
  2. Urban stormwater design: Focus on Australian practice; design at the street scale; use of computer software to assist design; design at the trunk drainage scale; detention basin design; water-sensitive design.
  3. Water resource planning: Water supply systems; drought risk assessment; reservoir operation.
Replacing Course(s) N/A.
Transition N/A.
Assumed Knowledge CIVL1320 Environmental Fluid Mechanics; CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL3330 Hydrology; CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability - or equivalent.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Individual assignments and group design projects.
  • Examination: Formal - Students must satisfactorily pass the final examination to pass the course. Criterion fail ensures that students demonstrate analytical competency solving water engineering problems. NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CIVL6400

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