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CIVL 1060 - Applied Hydrology

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course presents the basic concepts and techniques needed for watershed analysis and drainage facility design. Basic observation and estimation skills are developed through worksheets, mapwork and a small field project. Fundamental concepts include rainfall intensity, runoff, catchment area, streamflow, infiltration, mass balance, snowmelt, rainfall frequency, and the hydrologic cycle. The streamflow estimation procedures presented are the rational method and the unit hydrograph.

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and physical quantities of the hydrologic cycle.
  • Perform a map-based drainage basin analysis.
  • Analyze rainfall, snowmelt, runoff, and stream flow data, and produce useful engineering data products.
  • Apply the Rational Method to storm drainage design.
  • Apply the Unit Hydrograph method to the prediction of design flows in streams and rivers.

Related Programs

CIVL 1060 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Civil Engineering Technology
    Part-time   Certificate of Technology
  4. Civil Engineering Technology
    Part-time   Intermediate Certificate

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