CIV2263 - Water systems - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Edoardo Daly (Clayton)

Dr Amin Talei (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


  • First semester 2017 (Day)


The unit focuses on fundamentals of hydraulics. Hydrostatics is first introduced with application to dam and gates. The basic equations of continuity, momentum and energy conservation are derived and applied to the design of pressurised pipelines. Flow in open channels is introduced with application to waterways, aqueducts and pipes flowing partly full; applications include design of spillways and culverts.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental principles to physical problems involving fluids in hydrostatic and dynamic conditions.
  2. Analyse fluid flow in closed and open conduits.
  3. Record and discuss findings from laboratory experiments.


Individual tests: 10%

Laboratory reports: 30%

Examination (3 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week

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