Urban Hydraulics (CE506) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Urban Hydraulics CE506 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach the principle of hydraulic designs, to determine the quantity of water and wastewater. Design of water supply networks, including pumping staions and storage capacity. Design of sanitary and storm sewers, including appurtenances. Detention basins.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will learn fundamentals for design of water distribution systems; and sanitary and storm water collection networks.
  • Students will learn design aspects of water distribution and sanitary sewer systems
  • Students will understand the connection between design and qualitative aspects of water and sanitary sewer systems.
  • Students will explore the different methodologies used for construction of water and sanitary sewer system.
Course Content Summary of both pipe and open channel flows, municipal water demands and components, analysis and design of water supply systems, analysis and design of sewerage systems, the storm flow analysis and design of elements of surface drainage systems, detention ponds.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Hydraulic Principles
2 Quantity of Water and Wastewater Forecasting population, fire demand, municipal water requirements, fluctuation in water use, period of design and data requirements, water losses in distribution systems, infiltration into the sewerage systems and fluctuations in waste water flow.
3 Sources of Water Supply and Their Qualities:Availably of fresh water, rivers and lakes, groundwater, principal characteristics of water, drinking water quality requirements, impurities of water
4 Water Treatment Methods Physical treatment methods, chemical treatment methods, biological treatment methods, chlorine in water , algae control, aeration, removal of iron and manganese, water softening
5 Elements of Municipal Water Supply Systems: Distribution reservoirs, distribution systems and pipelines, pumps and valves, system capacity and pressure, hydrants, house connection and flow measuring device
6 Design of Water Transmission and Water Distribution Systems: Hydraulics of pipelines with and without pumps, method of network analysis (Hardy-Cross method, methof of equivalent pipe approach, digital computer analysis) selection of pipeline route in plan and profile, pipe diameters in the system, water hammer, flow and pressure control devices
7 Wastewater Collection and Removal Hydraulics of sewer gravity pipelines, wastewater systems, design of sanitary sewer systems, construction detail of sewers and appurtenances
8 Storm Water Collection: Urban climate and design storm, peak flow determination, storm water collection systems, flood routing through a detention pond, increased infiltration, design of separate systems.


Course Book 1. Applied Urban Hydraulics, Ali Günyaktı, 1st Edition, 2015
Other Sources 2. Water Supply and Sewerege, T.J. McGhee, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1991

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 20
Homework Assignments 6 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 14 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation X
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary. X

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
Homework Assignments 6 4 24
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 1 6
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 19 19
Total Workload 125