The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

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 courses 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply 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.


Content

  • 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.  

Assumed knowledge

CIVL4450Water EngineeringProvides 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 courses 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.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1040005980Semester 2 - 2019BCABCA Singapore20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019Content covered in courses CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL4330 Hydrology; CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities and CIVL2060 Numerical Probabilities (previously CIVL2050). 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.   YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Apply water engineering design philosophies.2Develop competence in project assessment.3Apply skills in hydraulics and hydrology to water engineering design.4Solve water engineering design problems.5Communicate design solutions. Project: Group Design Projects *Formal Examination: Formal Examination ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.BCA Singapore and CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus4hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0The actual mix of lecture and tutorial will vary from week to week.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. 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.


Assessment items

Project: Group Design Projects *

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:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item 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.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

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.