Fluid Mechanics (Civil)


This online fluid mechanics course will introduce the principles of fluid mechanics and apply them in civil engineering hydraulic applications.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of fluid statics and dynamics.
  • Analyse pipelines and pipe networks.
  • Analyse uniform and non-uniform open channel flow.
  • Determine the operating characteristics of pumps in a range of pipeline systems.
  • Evaluate the operation and application of a range of equipment used for the measurement of fluid flow in open and closed conduits.


  • 50% internally assessed
  • 50% examination. 

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times go to our exam page:

Examination information

Assessments for this course include an examination that you need to attend in-person.

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Lab requirements

A 2 ½ day practical laboratory is a requirement of this course. This may entail travel to a provider outside of your region.

We try to schedule these Labs for T2 during the school holidays however this is subject to change.

Your tutor will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the course, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.



No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months


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