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Hydrology and Environmental Engineering ENG715


This unit gives an introduction to rock mechanics and its application in controlling rock mass instability and reinforcing rock mass by design appropriate support system for both surface and underground excavations. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. fundamental rock mechanics and rock engineering. The fundamental rock mechanics part covers rock materials and rock masses; field and laboratory procedures for determining rock material properties; rock mass classification system; intact rock and rock mass failure criteria; stress analysis; stability analysis of surface and underground excavations; and legislative requirements. The rock engineering part focuses on the application of rock mechanics and includes an introduction to ground support elements; design and specification of ground control systems; shotcrete and surface support systems; quality control for ground control systems; risk assessment and risk management processes; development of ground control management plans; and legislative requirements for ground control.


Unit name Hydrology and Environmental Engineering
Unit code ENG715
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Ms Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse pipe networks in terms of steady flows and heads, unsteady water hammer and surge flows in pipelines, free surface waves, hydraulic jumps and tidal bores, and varied channel flow and friction.
  • Design flood routing and management systems on the basis of an in-depth understanding of meteorological prediction and the hydrologic cycle from the precipitation to evaporation, infiltration and groundwater processes using unit hydrographs and rational runoff equation
  • Apply commonly used environmental tools for environmental design, monitoring, control and remediation
  • Review the social, economic and institutional factors affecting environmental engineering practice
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ENG703 and ENG704


AssessmentDesign/drawing (30%)|Design/drawing (30%)|Case or problem activated learning (30%)|Data analysis (10%)
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