ECTSHydrology and Water Resources

Hydrology and Water Resources (CE402) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Hydrology and Water Resources CE402 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE 307 - Fluid Mechanics
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To develop an understanding of the hydrologic systems commonly used and of the hydrological processes in global water cycle with the determination of design flood characteristics by the help of statistical approaches. The course provides a quantitative introduction to the principles of hydrology and water resources planning for hydrologic design and analysis of systems concerned with the use and control of water.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students can develop equations of hydrologic processes for the design of hydraulic systems
  • Students can analyze hydrologic data for obtaining design values of hydraulic systems by using statistical techniques
  • Students can estimate volume of runoff, storage routing and flood-damage mitigation
  • Students can find the water discharges from aquifers and drawdown under pumping operation
  • The student can develop equations for determination of hydraulic interactions between groundwater and surface water systems.
Course Content Principles of hydrology, water resources planning for design and analysis of systems concerned with the use and control of water, storage, water transmission.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, Hydrology in Water Resources Engineering Chapter 1
2 Precipitation, measurement and analysis of precipitation. Chapter 3
3 Precipitation, measurement and analysis of precipitation Chapter 3
4 Stream flow, discharge computation, stage-discharge relationship Chapter 4
5 Basin, basin drainage characteristics, infiltration Chapter 6
6 Basin, basin drainage characteristics, infiltration Chapter 6
7 Hydrograph Analysis Runoff components and unit hydrograph Chapter 7
8 Hydrograph Analysis Runoff components and unit hydrograph Chapter 7
9 Flood Routing Chapter 8
10 Statistical Methods in Hydrology Chapter 9
11 Reservoirs Chapter 10
12 Hydrological Design of a hydraulic Structure Chapter 11
13 Groundwater Hydrology and Well Hydraulics Chapter 12
14 Groundwater Hydrology and Well Hydraulics Chapter 12
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Usul, N. (2013). Engineering Hydrology, 3rd edition, METU press, Ankara.
Other Sources 2. Linsley, R. K; Franzini, J. B.; Freyberg, D. L.; and Tchobanoglous, G. (1992). Water Resources Engineering. Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill International Editions, Civil Engineering Series.
3. Beyazit, M. (2001). Hydorology. Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul.
4. Günyaktı, A. Hydraulic Engineering with Solved Examples. Atilim University, Civil Engineering Department, 2012.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 20
Homework Assignments 6 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 11 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems.
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
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.
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
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.
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
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
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

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 3 18
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 5 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 138