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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

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) (Civil) 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



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

See timetable for further details.