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CS4002 - Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Hydraulics pipe flow, multiple pipe networks, Hardy-Cross solution, 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.
Prerequisites: CS3008


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Bithin Datta.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 22 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

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.