Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Knowledge of water engineering is essential for good practice of civil and environmental engineering. This module provides background material on open channel hydraulics and engineering hydrology that serve as a sound base for other relevant civil and environmental modules and for future professional practice.

Principal learning outcomes

To enable students to understand the principles of free surface flows and engineering hydrology applied to civil engineering problems. Students who have successfully completed this module will be able to: • explain the principles controlling open channel flows • summarise the differences between flow types • analyse free surface flow problems using friction, energy and momentum considerations • predict rainfall and runoff characteristics for UK catchments

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hrs Lectures, 13 hrs tutorials and 1.5 hr of laboratory session Total 44.5 hrs

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D5-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Design Exercise 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 90%
VA (Visiting students only) Asessed work for visitng exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

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