Hydraulic Engineering

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Hydraulic Engineering

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop an understanding of flow in pipelines: laminar & turbulent flow - Reynolds; head losses in pipelines & fittings; the design of pipe systems. Pump selection. Open channel flow: the steady flow equations; Froude; uniform, gradually & rapidly varied flow; hydraulic structures, e.g. flumes, weirs, spillways and control gates.

    48 lectures, 10 tutorials, 2 practicals

    DP requirements: A minimum course mark of two thirds of the class average is required.

    Assessment: June examination 3 hours. A sub-minimum of 40 % is required in the final exam paper.

    Course Entry Requirements: CIV2040S: Fluid Mechanics (DP)

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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