CEME 2003 - Civil Engineering Hydraulics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CEME 2003 Course Civil Engineering Hydraulics Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week, 3 laboratory sessions and 6 hours for the design project Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible C&ENVENG 2033 or C&ENVENG 2035 Assumed Knowledge CEME 1004 or C&ENVENG 1010 & MATHS 1012 or MATHS 1004 Course Description An introduction to hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics. Description and properties of fluids: hydrostatics; buoyancy and stability; laws of inviscid flow; continuity, energy and momentum equations; dimensional analysis and model theory; steady uniform and non-uniform flow of liquids and gases in closed conduits; flow of real fluids; friction in open and closed conduits, Moody diagram; laminar flow; types of turbulent flow; viscous sublayer; flow measurement in pipes and open channels; steady uniform flow in open channels, hydraulic jumps. Uniform and non-uniform flow in open channels, super and subcritical flows; hydraulic structures and dissipator design; flow measurement techniques; computation of water surface profiles in open channel flow.
Course Coordinator: Dr Bree Bennett
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Solve problems related to hydrostatics and dimensional analysis
Apply the underlying governing equations for behaviour of flows and pressures in pipe systems and open channels
Analyse, design and optimise pipe systems and open channels
Demonstrate ability to prepare and interpret engineering sketches and drawings of pipe systems and open channels
Recognise uncertainty and limitations of engineering approaches and systems
Use critical and independent thinking in identifying, formulating and solving water related problems
Synthesize information and ideas in relation to issues relating to water system design (e.g. assumptions, design criteria, reliability)
Demonstrate effective team membership, including the development of written, oral and listening skills
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.2 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesCourse notes - Water Distribution Systems Engineering by Angus Simpson, Chapters 1 to 6. Access will be detailed on myuni.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended textbooks are:
- Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 12th Edition, by Donald F. Elger, Barbara C. Williams, Clayton T. Crowe, and John A. Roberson, John Wiley and Sons Inc; and Flow in Open Channels, by K Subramanya, McGraw Hill. Other versions are also acceptable.
- Flow in Open Channels, 3rd Edition,” by K. Subramanya
- Streeter and Wylie: Fluid Mechanics. SI Version
- Hunter Rouse: Engineering Hydraulics
- Hunter Rouse and Simon Ince: History of Hydraulics (for interest)
Online LearningAdditional resources such as assignments, tutorial questions and the design project brief will be provided on MyUni. Students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements and utilise the Discussion Board for additional contact.
Course notes, tutorial sheets, laboratory and design resources will be provided electronically in an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste generated throughout the semester. Students may print their own copies or use the resources online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:
- Lectures (online recordings)
- Problem solving tutorials, demonstrations and activities
- Laboratory practicals
- Design project
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Please note that, in general, for each formal contact hour it is expected that a minimum of 2 additional hours of independent study are undertaken. The following table shows an estimate of students' workload:
Activity Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total Lectures 30 18 48 Tutorial Assignments 8 18 26 Laboratories 5 8 13 Quizzes 3 12 15 Design project 6 15 21 Exam 3 30 33 TOTAL 55 101 156
Learning Activities SummaryFurther information on the learning activities is provided on MyUni.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Laboratory reports (x3) 12 Individual Summative Weeks 4-12 1. 2. 6. Tutorial Assignments 10 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Quizzes (x2) 15 Individual Summative Weeks 5,9 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. Design Project 20 Group Summative Week 11 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Participation 3 Individual Formative Week 1-12 1. - 8. Exam 40 Individual Summative Exam period Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
Assessment Related RequirementsSafety and Behaviour in Laboratories
Students are required to follow the Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the laboratories. Any student not complying with the requirements maybe removed from the laboratory and receive a zero for that practical.
This course includes peer assessment for the tasks undertaken within groups (i.e. the design project). Further detail of the peer assessment is contained on MyUni. To maintain the integrity of the assessment task(s) there is a requirement that all students within a group contribute to each assessment task. Where there is evidence that group members have not sufficiently contributed to a group assessment task, the Academic Integrity Policy may be applied.
Consistent with School policy, in order to pass the course, students must obtain at least 40% in the examination.
Where the exam hurdle is not met students will receive a course result of the lesser of their calculated grade and the nominal
grade of 45 Fail. An additional assessment exam will be available to eligible students. Students should refer to the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy for eligibility criteria.
In addition, and in accordance with the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment policy, students must complete all specified mandated assessment tasks/course activities* to be eligible for an Additional Assessment.
* i.e. Attendance to Laboratory practicals and submission of laboratory reports
Students must attend their scheduled laboratory sessions, make up sessions will not be allowed. Students who miss a session due to illness should contact the course co-ordinator as soon as possible and provide a medical certificate.
Assessment DetailFull details of each assessment task will be provided through MyUni.
All submissions for the course will be electronic, through MyUni.
Deadlines are an integral part of an engineer's professional life, and the discipline of getting work finished on time is an essential one to acquire. A penalty of 10% per 24 hours (or part thereof) will apply for late submissions.
Students eligible for special consideration (e.g. elite athletes, students with access plans) are requested to advise the course coordinator as early as possible where alternate arrangements will be required. Extensions requests on medical, compassionate or extenuating grounds must be requested in line with the Modified Arrangement for Coursework Assessment Policy (MACA Policy) using the associated form with appropriate documentation attached.
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The Academic Integrity Policy applies to all students, and students are advised to be familiar with the policy. Software (e.g. TurnItIn) may be used to verify the originality of submissions.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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