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International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

In this course, you will be presented with the basic concepts and techniques needed for watershed analysis and drainage facility design. You will develop basic observation and estimation skills 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 discussed are the rational method and the unit hydrograph.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CIVL 1160 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50347


Thu Sep 07 - Thu Dec 07 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 50347
  • $886.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 07 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 1710

Yao Hung Lan

Course outline




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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain 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.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Applied Hydrology (CIVL 1160) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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