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Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology

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Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm (10 and 24 February and 10 and 24 March)

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of advanced hydraulic topics such as coastal engineering and hydraulics structures as well as advanced hydrology topics such as estimating floods, flood routing and groundwater.

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Course Dates

10th February 2018 – 24th March 2018

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Course Description

On this course you will investigate:

  • coastal engineering, including wave motion, linear wave theory, wave prediction from wind records and the action of waves on beaches and coastal structures
  • hydraulic structures, such as dams, weirs, flumes, spillways, energy dissipaters, control gates, discharge and outlet structures
  • how to estimate floods using FEH, index flood and growth curve and probability distributions
    flood routing, including non-storage routing, storage routing, hydraulic routing, flood routing in practice
  • groundwater and flow equations, flow nets, unconfined flow and groundwater recharge, numerical models in groundwater and modelling of pollutants.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • design simple coastal structures and other hydraulic structures
  • estimate floods using a variety of methods including low flow estimation for small catchments
  • route a flood and predict the maximum flow with time along a given river or stream
  • appreciate the importance of groundwater and estimate groundwater recharge and model pollutants transport in groundwater.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a PGDip or MSc award.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813