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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Applies principles of hydrologic analysis and fluid mechanics to understand and predict movement of water in natural and engineered hydraulic systems. Students will gain additional knowledge needed to understand the hydraulic behaviour of each system in detail, learn how to apply relevant contemporary engineering tools and techniques, and understand the environmental, legal, planning and social context for the system. These aspects of hydraulic engineering will be integrated through case studies of local hydraulic engineering problems.

Unit content

The context and complexity of natural and engineered hydraulic systems

River and floodplain systems

Stormwater management systems

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Water distribution and wastewater collection systems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 apply fundamental principles of fluid flow and hydrology to interpret the behaviour of complex natural channels, networks of pipes and drains, and coastal marine systems
2 perform simple laboratory, field and/or computer modelling tasks to obtain problem-specific technical information
3 apply relevant tools and techniques using a systems-based approach to creatively solve open ended problems involving complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
4 identify, quantify and manage the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
5 effectively communicate information related to technical, environmental, social, legal and planning aspects of hydraulic engineering problems in written and verbal form
6 document progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this and other units related to hydraulic engineering.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply fundamental principles of fluid flow and hydrology to interpret the behaviour of complex natural channels, networks of pipes and drains, and coastal marine systems
  2. perform simple laboratory, field and/or computer modelling tasks to obtain problem-specific technical information
  3. apply relevant tools and techniques using a systems-based approach to creatively solve open ended problems involving complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
  4. identify, quantify and manage the environmental, social, legal and planning context associated with complex natural and engineered hydraulic systems
  5. effectively communicate information related to technical, environmental, social, legal and planning aspects of hydraulic engineering problems in written and verbal form
  6. document progress towards meeting the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies as a result of studying this and other units related to hydraulic engineering.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.