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Unit information: Hydraulics 2 in 2018/19

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Unit name Hydraulics 2
Unit code CENG21300
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Han
Open unit status Not open

Normally the successful completion of appropriate Level 1 Engineering units



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit consists of the following elements: Engineering Hydrology 2 and Open Channel Flow 2.


Engineering Hydrology 2:

To give students a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of engineering hydrology and water resources.

Open Channel Flow 2:

To give students a solid grounding in open channel flow and river engineering.

Intended learning outcomes

Engineering Hydrology 2:

By the end of the course, successful students will;

1. understand the hydrological cycle and its related processes,

2. be able to use hydrological models for simulating groundwater and river flows, and routings,

3. be able to understand hydrological statistics and its use in designs

Open Channel Flow 2:

By the end of the course, successful students will;

1. be able to solve uniform flow problems,

2. be able to analyse hydraulic jumps,

3. be able to analyse hydraulic structures and a wide range of problems in river engineering,

4. understand classifications and computations of varied flow profiles,

5. understand the unsteady flow equations and their applications,

Teaching details

Engineering Hydrology 2:

Lectures 10 hours Tutorial classes 5 hours

Open Channel Flow 2:

Lectures 10 hours, Tutorial classes 5 hours, Laboratory classes 3 hours

Assessment Details

2 hour written exam (100%), Laboratory (0)

Reading and References

  • Chadwick A & Moffett J (2004) Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th Edition
  • Chow, VT (1959) Open-Channel Hydraulics, McGraw-Hill
  • French RH (1994) Open Channel Hydraulics, First Edition, International Student Edition, McGraw-Hill