Full Title:Hydrology and Hydrogeology
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7015
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:Hydrology and hydrogeology investigates the occurrence of fresh water in the environment and the engineering challenges that are associated with its abstraction, storage and movement.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Assess precipitation, evaporation, infiltration and runoff and determine storage capacity of reservoirs
  2. Generate and manipulate hydrographs
  3. Analyse hydraulic data to predict the frequency and magnitude of floods
  4. Evaluate ground water flow and recharge

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamentals of Hydrology
Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration and runoff.
Hydrograph Analysis
Unit hydrographs, baseflow separation, hydrograph convolution and S – curve techniques. Reservoir routing.
Hydrographic Forecasting
Probability and frequency analysis. Flood prediction using various methods e.g Gumbel, QMED, log-Pearson etc.
Steady state Darcian flow
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation 3 to 5 hydrology experiments relating to rainfall, runoff and groundwater flow. 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 80.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
The form of reassessment has been more clearly articulated in all relevant module descriptors. Students shall be offered appropriate alternative assessments in place of recoverable elements of coursework. Elements of coursework which the programme board have agreed are non-recoverable are clearly communicated to students.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Fundamental concepts of hydrology and hydrogeology 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical Hydrology practicals 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Student independant study to reinforce concepts and theories covered in lectures 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hamill 2001, UNDERSTANDING HYDRAULICS, 2 nd Ed., 6,8,12,and 13, Palgrave London [ISBN: 0-333-77906-1]
  • Wilson 1990, ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY, 4 th Ed., 7,8,9 and 10, Macmillan London [ISBN: 0-333-51717-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECENG_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 6 Mandatory
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 6 Mandatory