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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore


    • 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