CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC12010 Hydraulics and Hydrology
Hydraulics and Hydrology
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will be introduced to the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology used in civil and environmental engineering. You will apply the concepts of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. You are also introduced to flow measurements, physical modelling of hydraulic systems, and pump selection to suit given applications. The unit requires you to solve problems, prepare basic designs, and describe the construction and maintenance of pipe and open channel systems. You are introduced to monitoring and analysis of the basic components of the hydrologic cycle including rainfall, evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater. In completing these tasks, you must use appropriate technical language in written communication and work individually and in teams to solve problems. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: (MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11160 Technology Mathematics) AND (ENEG11006 Engineering Statics)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Test
Weighting: 30%
2. Examination
Weighting: 50%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

More tutorial problems and solutions will help.

Recommendation

A wide range of tutorial questions, workouts and videos will be provided on a weekly basis.

Feedback from Self

Feedback

There are several repetition of the contents in three water related units.

Recommendation

Repeated contents will be removed and new relevant contents will be added.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis
  2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels
  3. Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed
  4. Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions
  5. Work autonomously and in teams to prepare a report with professional evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained using appropriate engineering language.

All the learning outcomes are linked and comply with the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Examination - 50%
3 - Practical Assessment - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Examination - 50%
3 - Practical Assessment - 20%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

UNDERSTANDING HYDRAULICS Third Edition (2011)

Authors: Les Hamill
Palgrave Macmillan UK - Academic
ISBN: 978-0-230-24275-3
Binding: Other

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Raj Sharma Unit Coordinator
r.sharma@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Hydrostatics

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Fluid in motion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Flow through pipelines: Discharge, velocity and head calculations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Flow through pipelines: Branching, and parallel pipelines

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Pumps and turbines

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test Part A:
Opens at 09:00am AEST Mon Week 5
Closes at 05:00 pm AEST Fri Week 5

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Open channel flow: Discharge equations and channel proportions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Open channel flow: Specific energy and critical flow

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Hydrological processes: Water cycle and water balance

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Hydrological processes: Estimation of hydrological parameters

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Fundamentals of rainfall to runoff

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test Part B:
Opens at 09:00am AEST Mon Week 10
Closes at 05:00 pm AEST Fri Week 10
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Groundwater

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Laboratory Experiments and Reporting Due: Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

This assessment task consists of one Online Test with two parts. The main characteristics of the Online Test are:

  1. There will be two parts of the online tests: Part A and Part B.
  2. Part A and B of the test cover contents of weeks 1-4 and weeks 5-9 respectively.
  3. Part A will be open from 09:00am AEST Monday to 05:00 pm AEST Friday of the of the Week 5.
  4. Part B will be open from 09:00am AEST Monday to 05:00 pm AEST Friday of the of the Week 10.
  5. You will have 120 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  6. You will be allowed to attempt each part of the test two times within a given time frame. The highest of the two attempts will be your final score for the part of test.
  7. There shall be minimum of four hours between the two attempts.
  8. Each part will have 10-15 numerical type questions. Questions may vary from student to student and may change on each attempt with different correct numerical responses.
  9. Each part will contribute 15% towards your final grade. (Part A 15% + Part B 15 % = 30% from Online Test).


Assessment Due Date

Part A will be open from 09:00am AEST Monday to 05:00 pm AEST Friday of the of the Week 5. Part B will be open from 09:00am AEST Monday to 05:00 pm AEST Friday of the of the Week 10.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available immediately after the completion of the parts of the test.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
Total minimum 50% from the two parts of the test.

Assessment Criteria

Answers will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis
  • Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels
  • Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed
  • Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory Experiments and Reporting

Task Description

The objective of this assessment item is to assess students’ ability to relate the practical knowledge with the course learning outcomes. There will be 5 experiments:

  • centre of pressure
  • stability of floating bodies
  • turbulent flow in pipes
  • centrifugal pump and
  • open channel flow

Students will work in teams to do the experiments, record data and prepare a team report. Students enrolled in distance mode will carry out the experiments during the compulsory Residential School. Schedule for on-campus students will be available before the start of the term. All students are expected to participate in all parts of the assessment which should be detailed in a short individual description and submitted with the team report. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after the submission.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The laboratory reports are assessed using these key criteria:

  • presentation of the data;
  • analysis of the results;
  • discussion of the results including comparison of the experimental and theoretical values;
  • conclusions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels
  • Work autonomously and in teams to prepare a report with professional evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained using appropriate engineering language.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
50%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Open Book
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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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What is a breach of academic integrity?

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Why is academic integrity important?

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