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Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology ENG444


The unit introduces students to the methods underlying the design and analysis of hydraulic systems and of environmental matters influencing hydraulic response. It emphasizes understanding principles and applying them to practical situations. The aim is to give students the necessary skills to carry out basic design and performance analysis in the areas of hydraulic networks, water hammer and surge, varied channel flow, surge and flood waves, surface wave properties such as power transmitted, hydraulic jumps as dissipators, diffusion of discharges, rainfall, runoff, stormwater and flooding and computation of flow fields. As an introduction to hydrology the key aspects of the hydrological cycle and water balance are explored including meteorology, runoff, losses, catchment storage, groundwater and stormwater management. These are then used to estimate design flows for engineering design and catchment management using a range of computational methods and modelling techniques.


Unit name Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology
Unit code ENG444
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Gholamreza Kefayati
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Predict pressures, flows, velocities, mixing and dispersion in unsteady, compressible or spatially varied flows of relevance to civil engineering.
  • Solve practical hydraulic problems using industry standard hydraulic modelling software.
  • Design flood routing and management systems using unit hydrographs and the rational runoff equation.
  • Predict stormwater flows and durations by considering all relevant aspects of the hydrologic cycle.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030907 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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ENG313 or KNE351

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 4 x 180 minute workshops

AssessmentFinal examination. (30%)|Report (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (15%)|Modelling (theoretical) (20%)|Case Study (15%)
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