ENCN444-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Water Infrastructure and Design

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

This occurrence is not offered


Hydraulic design and modelling of water infrastructure including channels, hydraulic structures, pipe networks, and wells.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enable students to:
  • Analyse and specify water infrastructure components from source to sink.  
  • Use hydraulic principles to solve water infrastructure problems (e.g., surface water distribution, pipe networks, transients, and hydraulic structures)
  • Apply commonly-used and relevant hydraulic models (e.g., to solve unsteady flow problems in pressurized pipeline systems and open channels), and understand model parameter sensitivity and model limitations.
  • Be aware of the limitations of their own understanding and knowledge of hydraulic systems.
  • Foster and awareness of the importance of, and an active engagement in, life-long learning skills



ENCI444, ENNR404, ENNR407

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Tom Cochrane


Pedro Lee


While the bulk of the assessment for this paper lies in the test and the final exam (total 60%), you will only perform well if you have thoroughly prepared for them by working through the problems given in lectures and the assignments.  

1. You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in each of the mid-semester test and the final exam. A student who narrowly fails to achieve 40% in either the test or exam, but who performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course.

2. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.

3. It is important to remember that copying another person’s work, and submitting that work as your own is plagiarism. This practice is unethical and may result in disciplinary action being taken against you. For assignments that are done in groups, it is important that all students in the group play an equal role in completing the assessment.

4. Students repeating the course must undertake all parts of the course.

Textbooks / Resources

Additional recommended text:
• Applied Hydraulic Transients; Hanif Chaudhry (1987)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,102.00

International fee $5,500.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENCN444 Occurrences

  • ENCN444-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020 - Not Offered