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Unit description

Applies principles of hydrologic analysis and fluid mechanics to understand and predict movement of water in natural and engineered hydraulic systems. Students will gain additional knowledge needed to understand the hydraulic behaviour of each system in detail, learn how to apply relevant contemporary engineering tools and techniques, and understand the environmental, legal, planning and social context for the system. These aspects of hydraulic engineering will be integrated through case studies of local hydraulic engineering problems.

Unit content

The context and complexity of natural and engineered hydraulic systems

River and floodplain systems

Stormwater management systems

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Water distribution and wastewater collection systems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply fundamental principles of fluid flow and hydrology to interpret the behaviour of complex natural channels, networks of pipes and drains, and coastal marine systemsIntellectual rigour
2perform simple laboratory, field and/or computer modelling tasks to obtain problem-specific technical informationIntellectual rigourCreativity
3apply relevant tools and techniques using a systems-based approach to creatively solve open ended problems involving complex natural and engineered hydraulic systemsIntellectual rigourCreativity
4identify, quantify and manage the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex natural and engineered hydraulic systemsIntellectual rigour
5effectively communicate information related to technical, environmental, social, legal and planning aspects of hydraulic engineering problems in written and verbal formCommunication and social skills
6document progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this and other units related to hydraulic engineering.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply fundamental principles of fluid flow and hydrology to interpret the behaviour of complex natural channels, networks of pipes and drains, and coastal marine systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. perform simple laboratory, field and/or computer modelling tasks to obtain problem-specific technical information
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. apply relevant tools and techniques using a systems-based approach to creatively solve open ended problems involving complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. identify, quantify and manage the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. effectively communicate information related to technical, environmental, social, legal and planning aspects of hydraulic engineering problems in written and verbal form
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. document progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this and other units related to hydraulic engineering.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Chadwick, A, Morfett, J & Borthwick, M, 2013, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 5th edn, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. ISBN: 978-0-4156-7245-0 (Paperback); 978-1-4665-7724-4 (E-Book).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (6 weeks)
Field work 4 hours (1 week)
Tutorial on-site 1 hours (6 weeks)
Workshop on-site 4 hours (5 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Report50%
ePortfolio10%
Report20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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