CIVL 7009 Advanced Water Engineering

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300595

Coordinator Surendra Shrestha Opens in new window

Description This subject introduces advanced principles of engineering hydrology as it pertains to the surface water component of the hydrologic cycle. Students are exposed to floodplain analysis techniques. The focus is on practical engineering solutions to issues originating from catchment development. Students are exposed to commonly used hydraulic and hydrologic software packages to delineate flooded areas resulting from such developments.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Water and Sanitary Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects CIVL 4007 Hydrology EART 4001 Surface Water Hydrology


This is a specialised subject in a specialist discipline in Master of Engineering program. Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate engineering program undertaking a Civil Engineering major or in the Master of Research.

Assumed Knowledge

Exposure to basic hydraulics and engineering hydrologic principles.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Simulate catchment response using hydrologic principles
  2. Verify catchment response using commonly used hydraulic and hydrologic software packages
  3. Design on-site detention structures to meet regulatory requirements
  4. Identify areas flooded from storms of specified frequencies and durations
  5. Communicate effectively with peers and wider professional communities

Subject Content

1. Components of a hydrologic cycle
2. Rainfall-runoff relationships
3. On-site detention systems
4. Commonly used hydraulic & hydrologic software packages


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project 2500 words per student + appendices 85 N Group
Presentation 30 minute oral presentation 15 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Qinghua Zeng Opens in new window

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