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ENEC12010 - Hydraulics and Hydrology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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 modeling 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. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.78% response rate.

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.

Source: Moodle
More tutorial problems and solutions will help.
A wide range of tutorial questions, workouts and videos will be provided on a weekly basis.
Action Taken
There were more tutorial questions. Workout videos were prepared for most of the problems.
Source: Self
There are several repetition of the contents in three water related units.
Repeated contents will be removed and new relevant contents will be added.
Action Taken
Repeated content was removed. More WSUD content has been added.
Source: Moodle
Unit resources can be better organised. Reading resources and tutorials will be better aligned with each other.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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