Course title
Hydrology for Engineers

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Course content
Hydrology for Engineers deals with the engineering methodology on flood, water resources, water quality, groundwater and so on. Students learn the basic principle and framework of engineering hydrology in urban environment.
Purpose of class
The purpose of the class is to learn the basic principles of engineering hydrology and its application to the urban hydrological problems.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding the basic principle of hydrology and learning various approaches to solve the environmental problems in the hydrologic cycle.
  2. Understanding the approach of three aspects, flood control, water utilization, and aquatic environment, to improve urban environment.
  3. Understanding the mathematical modeling to deal with hydrologic phenomena.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction Understand and review the content of the lecture. 90minutes
2. Hydrologic cycle and engineering perspective Understand the relationship between hydrologic cycle and water resource and flooding problems. 90minutes
3. Precipitation Understand the method to analyze the precipitation characteristics. 90minutes
4. Infiltration, soil water and groundwatr Understand the infiltration process and infiltration modeling. 90minutes
5. Groundwater Understand the aquifer structure and groundwater movement. 90minutes
6. Surface runoff and river enineering Understand and review the surface runoff and river discharge process. 90minutes
7. Presentation on hydrological processes Presentation on the problems related to hydrologic cycle. 90minutes
8. Runoff model 1 Understand and review the outline of runoff model and rational formula. 90minutes
9. Runoff model 2 Understand and review the lumped and distributed runoff models. 90minutes
10. Presentation on runoff model Presentation on runoff model as an engineering method. 90minutes
11. Soil water modeling Understand and review the unsaturated flow and soil water modeling. 90minutes
12. Urban storm drainage modeling Understand and review the urban storm drainage problems and the method of urban flooding. 90minutes
13. Flood risk management Understand and review the concept of flood risk and the method of flood risk evaluation. 90minutes
14. Final presentation on engineering hydrology Presentation on hydrology for engineers. 90minutes
Total. - - 1260minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

report presentation Total.
1. 15% 15% 30%
2. 15% 15% 30%
3. 20% 20% 40%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation of the report and the presentation by the students
Textbooks and reference materials
documents for the lectures
Urban environmental engineering
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Tuesday from 18:40 to 19:40 (Appointments are needed.)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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