Hydraulics Applications

Subject CVEN40018 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Forty-eight hours of lectures and practice classes
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

421-305 Engineering Hydraulics 1 or 421-505 Engineering Hydraulics

421-316 Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology or 421-516 Hydraulics and Hydrology

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit

website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Assoc Prof Roger Hughes


Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor
Old Engineering Building #173
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA

General telephone enquiries
+ 61 3 8344 6703
+ 61 3 8344 6507

+ 61 3 9349 2182
+ 61 3 8344 7707

Email: eng-info@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

The subject will be delivered by one of Australia's leading hydraulics consultants with a strong emphasis on projects in coastal engineering. A number of engineering projects will be selected for detailed analysis. This subject is specifically designed for those interested in hydraulics consultancy.

Background hydrodynamics theory including water surface-wave mechanics will be presented as required. Other topics covered in the discussion of specific projects will include: literal drift of sand along the coastline; the natural frequencies of harbour oscillations; and wave forces on structures. General background material relating to tsunamis generation, the origins of El Nino and the behaviour of the ocean in an enhanced "greenhouse" environment will also be discussed.

Objectives: Not available at this time.
  • One 2-hour examination (100%)
  • Small tests and exercises will be given during the semester to indicate student progress
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large

  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline

  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development

  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

Notes: Subject is offered for the last time in 2010

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