Courses Catalogue

Water Resources Engineering

COURSE CODE: CIV3111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to review the fundamentals and practices of water resources engineering. Students explore water resources engineering processes in the theoretical and applied area in the fields of closed conduit (pipe) flow, open channel flow, surface water hydrology, water quality analyses, and groundwater flow. The water resources engineering curriculum is designed to prepare interested students for future careers in water supply, wastewater, floodplain, storm water, and groundwater management.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course helps students to learn the fundamental concepts in the field of water supply and environmental engineering and design of water supply schemes and treatment units

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Understand the design of water resources systems utilizing the basic principles of the hydrologic cycle and the watershed.

·        Acquire the computation of flow in closed conduits including pipelines, pumps, and water supply systems.

·        Perform open channel flow design including water surface profiles, floodplain delineation, storm water and sanitary sewer design.

·        Learn the equations of groundwater flow for applications in water well development and infiltration basin design.

 

COMPETENCES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Apply probability and statistical analysis in deriving precipitation and stream flow data.

·        Compute rainfall/runoff relationships for design of storm water management systems.

·        Estimate pollutant loads for watershed and water quality analysis.

·        Apply the equations of groundwater flow for applications in water well development and infiltration basin design.