This unit is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of the theoretical principles in engineering hydrology and water resources engineering. This unit will enable students to acquire theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills and apply these to problems. This unit also provide students an opportunity to enhance their oral and written communication skills as well as other Engineers Australia professional capabilities.

Topics include; Hydrologic cycle, rainfall and runoff routing, Urban Drainage design, Floodplain management, Water resources development, Computer software including RORB and SOURCE.

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NEC2203 - Hydraulics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and synthesise a range of numerical problems in urban hydrology, rainfall/runoff routing, flood frequency, urban drainage, flood plain, and water resources management;  
  2. Conceptually map and design urban drainage networks and recommend and justify computations;  
  3. Recommend a design flow volume required in an urban subdivision design using computer software RORB  
  4. Simulate water supply system using computer software SOURCE;  
  5. Initiate, coordinate and manage team projects in water resources management and to recommend and present the optimum solutions professionally.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment SOURCE portfolio 10%
Assignment Drainage /detention system/RORB 15%
Test Mid-semester test 25%
Examination End of Semester Exam (2 hours duration) 50%
Word count requirements of the assignments and the duration of the test may vary from year to year, depending on the design presenters and level of complexity.

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