Course Description

This course introduces general fluid flow principles to Civil Engineering students. It demonstrates the principles through examples where the fluid is water. Civil Engineering projects such as hydropower development, water supply, drainage and flood defences require knowledge of fluid mechanics.


  • Introduces fluid mechanics and establishes its relevance in Civil engineering.
  • Develops the fundamental principles underlying the subject.
  • Demonstrates how these are used for the design of simple hydraulic components.


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CIV1202 Fluid Mechanics DOC PDF PS