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.
Below is one offering of CIVL 1160 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Tue Apr 04 - Tue Jul 04 (14 weeks)
- 14 weeks
- CRN 68109
Class meeting times
|Apr 04 - Jul 04||Tue||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1021|
Yao Hung Lan
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
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Instructional sessions are delivered by industry subject matter expert instructors. This course will run for a total of 14 classes. For more info visit: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
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
Applied Hydrology (CIVL 1160) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Civil Technology
Associate Certificate Part-time
- Civil Technology
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