Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

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.



  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theoretical background and methods of fluid mechanics.

2. Identify a range of applications of fluid mechanics.

3. Analyse fluid systems.

4. Demonstrate basic skills in experimental laboratory work.

5. Demonstrate competent reporting skills.


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



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per 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