This course provides the introduction to problems encountered by hydraulic engineers. The course seeks to provide grounding in fluid statics, steady uniform and non-uniform incompressible flow in pipelines and channels, pumped systems, culvert hydraulics and flow measurement.
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Cost2019NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- describe the relevant properties of fluids;
- calculate pressures and forces on floating and immersed bodies;
- undertake simple stability analyses for small gravity dams or weirs;
- determine the rolling stability of a prismatic floating body;
- analyse and design simple pipelines for steady flow;
- select a pump to meet a specified duty;
- match a pump to a pipeline system and determine the operating point of a pump;
- analyse pump and pipeline systems involving single and multiple pumps;
- solve simple steady uniform and nonuniform open channel flow problems;
- design rigid boundary channels;
- classify gradually varied flow profiles;
- apply the concepts of specific energy and specific force in open channel flow;
- design pipe and box culverts;
- estimate the headdischarge relationship for common flow measuring devices.
To complete this course you will require a scientific calculator which is nonprogrammable, that does not hold textual information and cannot display graphs.
30% internally assessed
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: