101-0249-00L  Hydraulic Engineering III

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersR. Boes
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisites: 101-0247-01L Hydraulic Engineering II or equivalent course.


101-0249-00 SHydraulic Engineering III
Former course title (until HS22): "Hydraulic Engineering: Selected Topics".
2 hrs
Thu15:45-17:30HCI E 8 »
R. Boes

Catalogue data

AbstractThe lecture focuses on selected topics in hydraulic engineering, water management and aquatic ecology relating to hydropower and flood protection projects.
ObjectiveThe overarching goal of the course is to broaden and enhance knowledge on special aspects in hydraulic engineering and its links to aquatic ecology and to understand the procedures and the planning sequence of large-scale projects.
ContentSelected topics in hydraulic engineering will be focused on, e.g. dam safety, materials in dam construction, possible problems at reservoirs like hazards from impulse waves, the hydraulics of spillways and intake structures at dams and weirs and the link between hydropower and ecology. Another focus will be put on typical approaches and procedures in the planning process of large-scale hydraulic engineering projects at the national and international level.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be available online. Parts of the lectures will also be covered by a manuscript that will available in electronic form.
Literaturewill be specified in the lecture and in a written manuscript
Prerequisites / NoticeExternal speakers will be involved to present current topics and projects in Switzerland and abroad.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingassessed
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Boes
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe total grade comprises:
- a written examination (without auxiliary means) at the end of the semester, and
- a graded group work with short presentation of a selected topic and documentation of the work (short report)
Both the written examination and the group work have to be passed (grade 4.0 or higher) to successfully complete the course.

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Civil Engineering MasterProject Based CoursesWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources ManagementWInformation