Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
CIVL1320 Environmental Fluid Mechanics; CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL3330 Hydrology; CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability - or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term