The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course introduces students to advanced fluid mechanics concepts and their application in a range of civil and environmental engineering contexts. It lays the foundation for subsequent environmental modelling and hydrological courses studied in the third year.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2020


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Solve elementary fluid mechanics problems encountered by engineers

2. Identify fluid mechanics related problems

3. Conduct fluid experiments in a laboratory setting

4. Demonstrate report writing skills commensurate with 2nd year engineering students


Part A: Fundamentals

  • Basic control volume equations
  • Basic governing differential equations
  • Dimensional analysis and similitude
  • Ideal fluid flow
  • Boundary layers

Part B: Applications

  • Flow in pipes
  • Pipe networks

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Experiments *

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students are required to submit technical reports on the experiments.
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - The criterion fail on laboratory reports ensures that students demonstrate skills in observation and analysis and communication of experimental results.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term