Principles developed in the earlier units of Hydrology and Fluid Mechanics are applied to problems related to movement of water in natural and engineered systems including rivers and floodplains, pipes and drains, and coastal systems. Students will gain knowledge needed to understand the hydraulic behaviour of each system in detail, 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.
Topic 1: River and floodplain engineering
Topic 2: Pipes and drains
Topic 3: Coastal engineering
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|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.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Design and perform simple laboratory, field and/or computer-based research tasks to derive problem-specific technical information.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||Apply relevant tools and techniques using a system-based approach to creatively solve open ended problems involving complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||Identify, quantify and manage the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems.||Intellectual rigour|
|5||Effectively communicate information related to technical, environmental, social, legal and planning aspects of hydraulic engineering problems in written and verbal form.||Communication and social skills|
- 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).
Teaching and assessment
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