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EENG 7215 - Applied Hydraulics

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course covers basic fluid mechanics and hydraulics, including the calculation of pressures and forces exerted by static fluids and the solution of steady single-pipe flow problems. In addition, it covers Bernoulli's principle and the use of various energy loss equations. This is followed by the engineering application of hydraulic principles such as: pipe networks, pumps, uniform and non-uniform open channel flow and measurement.


Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources And 1st year technical Math strongly recommended.




$588.99 - $665.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2014

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 35601

Wed Sep 03 - Wed Dec 10 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 10 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW1 Rm. 1025
Sep 05 - Dec 05 Fri 18:00 - 20:00 BBY SW1 Rm. 1025



Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program students and will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at 604-432-8539 or Tutorials for this course are scheduled on Fridays: Sep 05-Dec 05, 2013 18:00-20:00

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2015

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2015 term.

CRN 76353

Sat Jan 10 - Sat Apr 25 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 25 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 BBY SW1 Rm. 1025



Course Outline





  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Department approval is required. Please contact Debby Giassi McDonald at or 604-432-8539 to get permission.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, fax, mail or in person.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Solve hydrostatic pressure, force and moment problems involving plane surfaces of regular geometric shape.
  • Apply fundamentals of flow continuity principle to solve water balance problems.
  • Apply Bernoulli's equation and the concept of total energy to solve for flow and velocity in frictionless closed-conduit problems.
  • Solve closed conduit flow problems involving pipe friction losses by applying Manning, Hazen William or Darcy Weisbach formula approximations.
  • Assign appropriate local losses for different plumbing fittings such as valves, bends (contraction and expansion) in analysing frictional closed conduits systems.
  • Solve flow distributions in a looped water distribution network by applying the equivalent pipe method and the Hardy Cross method.
  • Select the most efficient pump(s) for various engineering applications based on pump performance curves without incurring cavitation.
  • Apply specific energy principles to assess flow depth and velocity flows in open channel systems under uniform conditions, employing Froud number to determine flow regime.
  • Graph specific energy diagrams to assess changes in flow depth and velocity in presence of a hump or lateral constriction in open channel systems under non-uniform conditions to determine when and why hydraulic jumps occur.
  • Demonstrate the use of a piezometer and a pitot tube to measure pressure and flow velocity in a closed conduit system.
  • Derive flow calculation for weirs of various types.

Related Programs

EENG 7215 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Books & Supplies

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Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Fluid Mechanics With Engineering Applications
Author E. John Finnemore Joseph B Franzini
Publisher McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Copyright 2002
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-07243-202-2
Price $242.50

Winter 2015

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2015 offerings of this course.


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