Hydropower (ENE310) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Hydropower ENE310 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce basic properties and importance of hydraulic turbines in production of energy. To introduce types and constants of hydraulic turbines. To teach and apply basic methods employed for selection of turbines and determination of plant capacities.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learning the methods used for analysis of hydraulic turbines, and force and energy exchange between fluid and the surfaces in content with fluids, and application of these methods for design and development of hydroelectric plants
  • Learning hydraulic turbine types and the determination of plant capacities.
Course Content The hydropower theory, reaction turbines, hydroelectric systems, hydropower regulations and efficiency, hydroelectric energy productions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Terminology and Types of Turbines
3 Hydraulics of Hydropower
4 Turbine Constants
5 Hydrologic Analysis for Hydropower
6 Turbine Selection and Plant Capacity Determination
7 Cavitation and Turbine Setting
8 Water Passages
9 Midterm Exam
10 Elementary Electrical Considerations
11 Pressure Control and Speed Regulation
12 Powerhouses and Facilities
13 Economic Analysis for Hydropower
14 Pumped/Storage and Pump/Turbines
15 Microhydro and Minihydro Systems
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Hydropower Engineering, C. C. Warnick, Howard A. Mayo, Prentice Hall, 1980
2. Hydropower Developments: New Projects, Rehabilitation, and Power Recovery by IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), 2005, Wiley
3. Hydropower Engineering Handbook (Hardcover) by John S. Gulliver (Author), Roger E. A. Arndt (Author) , Mcgraw-Hill (Tx) (1990)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 4 2 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 134