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CEG2502 : Hydraulics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Vassilis Glenis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of the module is to provide understanding of and ability in the application of fluid mechanics in Civil Engineering, specifically including pipe flow, open channel flow and hydraulic machines.

These applications include: Pipeline design, pipe network analysis and design, performance characteristics of hydraulic machines, open channel flow, hydraulic jumps and forces on structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover a range hydraulic engineering challenges and solutions. The lectures will include:
-       Engineering Applications of Hydraulics
-       Resistance to flow
-       Pipeline design
-       Pipe network analysis and design
-       Hydraulic machines (pumps and turbines: performance characteristics, selection and installation)
-       Steady flow in open channels
-       Application of resistance equations
-       Rapidly varied flow
-       Gradually varied flow
-       Hydraulic jumps
-       Forces on structures

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:004:00Computer based online exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:0020:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture180:309:00Online non-synchronous, pre-recorded video lectures and accompanying notes.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Present in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Practical
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

To impart the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes via a mix of self learning and formal teaching, including advance reading of course notes, formal lecture presentations and discussions/tutorials with active student participation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1202M50Computer based online exam Pipe flow and hydraulic machines online test
Digital Examination1202A50Computer based online exam Open channel flow online test
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MIn class NUMBAs tests
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

To assess the student’s grasp of the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes via a mix of formative in class NUMBAS tests and two computer based online exams both the width and depth of the student’s knowledge.

In line with the requirements of the accrediting body students are expected to develop a professional attitude. To meet this skills outcome, participation will be required in core elements of this module.

Study abroad students who are unable to return to Newcastle for the Semester 2 Assessment period would be required to sit an examination.

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