The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

BCA Singapore

    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate 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

    Report: Client Proposal

    Report: Final Report/Debrief

    Contact hours

    BCA Singapore and Callaghan


    Face to Face On Campus 42 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    See timetable for further details.