This course introduces students 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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the 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.
- 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
CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL3330 Hydrology; CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability - or equivalent.
Project: Individual assignments and group design projects *
Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain >=40% in the final exam to pass the course.
- 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.
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
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.