Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are provided with an understanding of the elements and behaviour of hydraulic systems to enable them to design both elements of, and in some cases, complete hydraulic systems. Topics covered include the relationship between climate, landscape, catchment, effective runoff, flow estimation and hydraulic structures; the hydrological cycle; data acquisition and stream gauging; estimation of run-off from a catchment; flood routing through reservoirs and channels; computer modelling of urban drainage and sewerage; flood mitigation; design of culverts and retarding basins; hydraulic jumps and channel transitions.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2HYD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering HydrologyPrescribedWilson, EM 1990FOURTH EDITION, MACMILLAN
ReadingsHydraulics of precast concrete conduit - hydraulics design manual; The Concrete Pipe Association of Australia, August 2003.PrescribedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
four calculation based assignments (each equivalent to 200 words)16
one 3-hour examination60
one laboratory report (400 words)8
two calculation based assignments (each equivalent to 400 words)16