Course Description

Course Name

Hydraulic Engineering

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

16 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course aims to develop an understanding of flow in pipelines: laminar & turbulent flow - Reynolds; head losses in pipelines & fittings; the design of pipe systems. Pump selection. Open channel flow: the steady flow equations; Froude; uniform, gradually & rapidly varied flow; hydraulic structures, e.g. flumes, weirs, spillways and control gates.

48 lectures, 10 tutorials, 2 practicals

DP requirements: A minimum course mark of two thirds of the class average is required.

Assessment: June examination 3 hours. A sub-minimum of 40 % is required in the final exam paper.

Course Entry Requirements: CIV2040S: Fluid Mechanics (DP)

*Course content subject to change