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CS4002 - Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Open channel flow, hydraulic jumps, transitions, backwater curves, gutter and inlet design, culvert design. Case studies from local channels, culverts and gutters. Coastal Engineering: wave generation, transformation and dissipation; tropical cyclone waves and water levels; storm surge and coastal flooding; beach erosion and sediment transport

Learning Outcomes

  • develop the ability to work both individually and as part of a team in the analysis and design aspects of hydraulic and coastal engineering problems with special emphasis on tropical conditions;
  • develop the usual simplifications and assumptions used for analysis of hydraulics and coastal engineering design;
  • introduce the basic concepts of surface waves and coastal engineering;
  • review basic concepts of hydraulics.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Three assignments worth 5% each - (15%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (5%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Bithin Datta.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.