Design Project Hydrology

Module aims

  • To provide students with an opportunity to translate theory learnt in lectures into solving practical hydrological problems encountered in industry.  
  • To be familiar with the use and application of industry standard drainage design software. 
  • To develop a conceptual groundwater model and implement it using standard groundwater modelling software. 
  • To develop group working and presentational skills. 

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: 

  • Convert knowledge and skills into design practice.
  • Develop awareness of design challenges and solutions.
  • Apply theory and numerical skills to realistic design problems, and write design reports.

Module syllabus

There are two assignments of five and four weeks long. The first involves the design of a storm water drainage system, the second is a groundwater modelling project.  

No.  

Topic 

Staff 

01 

Urban drainage (introduction) 

JL + colleagues 

02 

Urban drainage (practical 1) 

JL + colleagues 

03 

Urban drainage (practical 2) 

Industrial colleagues 

04 

Urban drainage (practical 3) 

Industrial colleagues 

05 

Urban drainage (presentation) 

JL + colleagues 

06 

Groundwater (introduction) 

AB, CJ 

07 

Groundwater (practical 1) 

AB + BGS colleagues 

08 

Groundwater (practical 2) 

AB + BGS colleagues 

09 

Groundwater (presentation) 

AB, CJ 

 

Teaching methods

The module involves working in small groups, and consultations with the module instructors and invited experts. There will also be some lecturing on design methods.  

Assessments

Information will be provided separately.

Module leaders

Professor Adrian Butler