CIVL4450

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 courses 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
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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.
Content
  • Water engineering decision making: Review and critique benefit-cost analysis; introduce multi-criteria analysis.
  • 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.
  • Water resource planning: Water supply systems; drought risk assessment; reservoir operation.  
Assumed Knowledge Content covered in courses CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL4330 Hydrology; CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities and CIVL2060 Numerical Probabilities (previously CIVL2050).
Assessment Items
  • Project: Group Design Projects *
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
The actual mix of lecture and tutorial will vary from week to week.

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. 2. Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must obtain an aggregate project mark, across all projects, of at least 50% to pass the course.)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL4450
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