Courses Catalogue

Statistical Analysis In Hydrology

COURSE CODE: CIV7215
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers shapes of probability density functions including measures of central tendency, dispersion and symmetry. Expectation and estimation. Frequency analysis and design floods. Discrete and continuous probability distributions, especially normal and extreme-value distributions. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Correlation, simple and multiple regression. Variance analysis. Parameter-value estimation. Time-series analysis and simple stochastic models. Error theory.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The course reviews statistical analysis methods and provides a foundation for time series analysis and stochastic modeling of geophysical time series.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Identify statistical methods that can be used to handle large amounts of data

·        Use statistical tools for modelling and analysis within the environmental sciences

·        Carry out a time-series analyses

·        Compute design floods and hydrological extremes.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Describe the advanced stochastic treatment of time-series data of hydrologic and other environmental variables;

§  Discuss on the important techniques of stochastic modeling;

§  Apply concepts of probability and statistics in water resources engineering research and practices..