CIV6882 - Flood hydraulics and hydrology - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Edoardo Daly

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit focuses on flood modelling for engineering design. Methods to estimate design flood magnitudes from experimental observations will be presented. Hydrologic and hydraulic routing models will be introduced along with software packages that apply these models.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • run operational hydrologic models.
  • parameterize models.
  • undertake flood frequency analysis.
  • analyse digital terrain models and outlines catchments.
  • understand hydraulics and apply hydraulic models.
  • understand runoff routing and apply operational routing models.
  • understand and apply state updating techniques.
  • work both independently and collaboratively on flood management problems.


Continuous assessment: 30%

Final Examination (3 hours): 70%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit.

Workload requirements

On-campus - 3 hours lectures/practice and 9 hours of private study per week

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