Irrigation and Drainage (CE529) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Irrigation and Drainage CE529 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE 310 Hydraulic Engineering
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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To understand fundamental requirement and needs of canal and pipe Irrigation and drainage systems, and learn how to design pipe irrigation and drainage systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students can determine irrigation water requirement by computing consumptive water requirement and determine irrigation modules for the irrigation field
  • Students can determine irrigation water requirement by computing consumptive water requirement.
  • Students can learns how to design open conveyance canal and how to design sprinkler pipe irrigation system and drop irrigation system by using uniform flow approach
  • Students can determine hydraulic parameters for designing open canals for irrigation and drainage for uniform and flows conditions in open channels and pipeline
Course Content Determination of irrigation module for the irrigation field, determination of irrigation water discharge, uniform flow in open canals, uniform flow in pipeline, open canal design, pipe irrigation system design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course content and irrigation in worldwide , development of irrigation in Turkey
2 Soil and Soil Parameters , Soil Water
3 Plant Water Requirements
4 Evapotranspiration Prediction
5 Evapotranspiration Prediction
6 Requirements of Irrigation
7 Irrigation Systems
8 Irrigation Systems
9 Irrigation Systems
10 Wells for Irrigation Water Source
11 Closed System Irrigation Application Methods
12 Closed System Irrigation Application Methods
13 Closed System Irrigation Application Methods
14 Drainage of Irrigated Lands
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Introduction to Irrigation and Drainage Engineering,3. Revised Edition,Darama Y., Ankara, 2009
Other Sources 2. Sulama ve Drenaj, Kızılkaya T., DSİ Yayını Ankara, 1988. Applied Water Resources Engineering, 2nd Edition, Yanmaz, M., ODTÜ Press. Ankara, 2001
3. Irrigation Principles and Practices, Hansen, V.E., Israelsen O.W., and Stringham G.E. Whiley, 1980
4. Irrigation and Drainage, Kızılkaya T., State Hydraulic Publication (in Turkish) Ankara, 1988
5. Applied Water Resources Engineering, 2nd Edition, Yanmaz, M., METU Press. Ankara, 2001
6. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Tümer, T., METU Civil Eng., Department Water Resources Laboratory Publication No:8, 1978

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 2 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
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
Project 2 7 14
Homework Assignments 4 5 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125