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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE1M99
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: KHU S Prof (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment



Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)



Written 2 hour exam






Coursework – 2 assignments






Qualifying Condition(s)



An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the module.



Module Overview
The module provides an overview of surface water hydrology, fundamental hydraulics and hydrological mathematical models.  The range and use of 1, 2 and 3 dimensional hydraulic mathematical models will be described and students will utilise a commercial 1-D modelling package to develop further knowledge.  Case studies will be described to provide an integrated understanding of various elements of the module.
A basic understanding of water quality requirements, knowledge of surface and ground water hydrology and a good background in Mathematics
Module Aims
·         An appreciation of the hydrological processes and water cycles
·         An appreciation low flow and flood hydrology, and of methods of calculation used for such processes
·         An appreciation of basic hydraulics and its application to engineering and environmental projects
·         A knowledge of the theoretical background of mathematical models and the numerical techniques employed in them
·         A knowledge of the range and use of hydrological mathematical models
·         A knowledge of the range and use of hydraulic mathematical models, including flow, water quality and sediment, in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions
·         Hands-on experience of a commercial 1-D modelling package

To gain a good understanding of application of the above through case studies

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
·         Carry out basic surface water hydrological and hydraulic assessments as part of flood control, water quality and sediment management projects.
·         Build a 1-D flow model and carry out simulations using the model.

Approach a wide range of hydrological and hydraulic modelling projects with confidence.

Module Content
Setting the scene
Flood hydrology
Water resources
Basic hydraulics
Modelling introduction
1-D modelling
Water quality & sediment modelling
Other 1-D modelling
2 & 3-D modelling

Network modelling, use of GIS and revision

Methods of Teaching/Learning
30 hrs lectures, 30 hours computer modelling work, 30 hours assignment, 2 hours examination and 58 hours independent learning

Total student learning time 150 hours..

Selected Texts/Journals
Required reading
Recommended background reading
Chow VT, Maidment DR and Mays LW, Applied Hydrology, McGraw Hill, 1988. (ISBN 00701 08102)
Henderson FM, Open Channel Flow, Macmillan, 1966. (ISBN 00235 35105)

Shaw EM, Hydrology in Practice, 3rd ed, Chapman & Hall, 1994. (ISBN 04124 82908)

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