CIVL3140 – Catchment Hydraulics: Open Channel Flow & Design

Lecturer Professor Tom Baldock
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty EAIT
Prerequisites None
Contact Hours 3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour
Semester(s) Taught Semester 1
Course Units 2
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Learning Materials ( 40 )
Learning Activities ( 57 )
Blackboard Management ( 38 )
Course Content ( 61 )
Course Structure ( 43 )
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CIVL3140 – Catchment Hydraulics: Open Channel Flow & Design 51.6

This is definitely one of the most difficult course that I have encountered in civil engineering. While Hubert Chanson is a good lecturer, he makes a poor tutor and hence many students avoided asking him questions during tutorials. Also, the final exam is set to a very high difficulty standard, with half the exam paper MCQ meaning there will be no marks for working. The course content was interesting nonetheless, just assessed too harshly.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Civil Engineering

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Gets recorded online

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes, but PDFs can be found online

  • Pracs relatively easy to get high marks in
  • Hubert writes very difficult exam papers
  • No worked out solutions for tutorials
  • Field Trip was boring
Posted on July 27, 2017 7:15 pm

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