Water Engineering Project


This course provides a practical introduction to investigation and design techniques in water engineering. The emphasis is on a realistic problem requiring investigation of several options in a multi-objective context and conceptual design. The problem is set by a practicing engineer.



  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Develop basic investigation and conceptual design skills in a multi-objective, multi-option problem framework.

2. Apply research and design skills acquired in earlier courses to solve design problems.

3. Work as part of a design team.

4. Communicate and interact at a professional level.


Investigation of a range of water engineering options in a multi-objective context; hydrologic analysis; conceptual hydraulic/water resources design.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civl) program and associated combined degrees. Pre-requisite - successful completion of CIVL4450

Assumed Knowledge

Content covered in course CIVL4450 Water Engineering.

Assessment Items

Project: Final Report, Client Proposal, Debrief

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

This course runs for the first half of the semester (CIVL4571 is run in the second half of the semester). Weeks 1-6 are devoted to the project and week 7 is a debrief. Consult the course co-ordinator to confirm start dates.