This unit of study aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills concerning interactions in urban hydrology, methods in flood estimation, channel hydraulics, wastewater and water treatment processes and water-sensitive urban design.


MEE20003 Fluid Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy

Concurrent Pre-requisites

CVE20015 Digital Engineering Project
CVE20002 Computer Aided Engineering Civil

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology in urban water resources and environmental projects. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Analyse water quality data and interpret the water quality conditions in any waterways. (K1, K2, K5, K6, S1)
  • Understand the treatment process in water and wastewater treatment. (K4, A1)
  • Analyse flood frequency and estimate floods for different return periods. (K4, K5, K6, A4, A5)
  • Recognise the importance of incorporating the concept of sustainability in various water resources engineering design projects. (A1, A2, A3, A6)
  • Develop and appreciate social objectives and environmental issues in urban water resources management. (A3, A6, S4)
  • Enhance awareness on current water resources and environmental issues. (A1, A4, A5)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
2.00 12 weeks 24
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Online Learning Activities
0.67 12 weeks 8
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
7.83 12 weeks 94


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
ExaminationIndividual 50 - 60% 1,2,3,4 
Laboratory PracticalsIndividual 10% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and(ii) at least 40% in the final exam.Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


  • Water quality, urban water resources, drainage and sewerage systems: Water quality parameters and standard water testing equipment, Water treatment processes, Wastewater treatment processes and policies, urban water supply schemes, sources of supply, general arrangements, urban drainage design and modelling
  • Components of Hydrological cycle and Rainfall: Precipitation measurements and analysis, Intensity-Duration-Frequency analysis, Infiltration and estimation of effective precipitation
  • Flood estimation and Hydrograph Analysis: Surface runoff and hydrograph analysis, Rational method
  • Stormwater detention for quality and quantity management: Components in urban stormwater pollutions, Water sensitive urban design, Stormwater reuse applications

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.