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CIVL5670: Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CIVL5670: Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Chabchoub, Amin
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The objectives of this Unit of Study are to develop an understanding of the processes occurring in lakes, reservoirs, streams and coastal seas, an introduction to transport and mixing in inland waters, and to the design the design of marine structures. The unit will cover the mass and heat budget in stored water bodies, mixing, and the implications for water quality. In streams, natural river systems will be discussed, and the principles of sediment transport and scour, monitoring and management will be introduced. The basic equations for linear and nonlinear wave theories in coastal seas will be introduced, and wave forces on structures and an introduction to design of offshore structures will be discussed.
Assumed Knowledge: (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061.
Lecturer/s: Mr Finnigan, Timothy
Mr Pells, Steven Edward
Tutor/s: External Lecturers: Tim Finnigan and Steven Pells
Timetable: CIVL5670 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lectures 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorials 2.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 4.00 13

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 2)
1. Understanding of the important transport processes in rivers
(4) Design (Level 2)
2. Introduction to the design of offshore strictures
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 2)
3. Understanding of the important mixing and transport processes in lakes and reservoirs
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3)
4. Introduction to water quality issues in rivers, and development of simple models
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
5. Understanding of wave theories
6. Introduction to water quality issues in lakes and reservoirs, and development of simple models
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Mid-semester quiz* No 40.00 Week 7 1, 4,
2 Group Assignment* Yes 20.00 Week 12 3, 6,
3 End-of-semester quiz* No 40.00 Week 13 2, 3, 5,
Assessment Description: Exam: 2 hour final exam

Group Assignment: Design project

Mid semester quiz: Short answer quiz

* indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration

Late submission of the Design Project will attract a penalty of 15% per day, unless a special consideration has been granted.

You must get 40% in the final exam to pass the unit, regardless of the sum of your individual marks
Assessment Feedback: Quiz solutions are provided online, and discussed individually as requested.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

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Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Engineering (Environmental Fluids) 2011, 2012
Civil (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil (Structures) 2015
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Civil/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Civil) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Fluids) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Geomechanical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Structural) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012
Civil / Commerce 2015
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015
Civil / Medical Science 2015

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 2) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 2) No 20%
(4) Design (Level 2) No 8%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 2) No 18%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3) No 20%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 34%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.