ENGRCEE 276 Hydrology (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 276 Hydrology

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 276 Hydrology (Credit Units: 4) Elements of the hydrologic cycle including precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, ground water, and runoff. Unit Hydrograph theory and routing methods. Introduction to precipitation/runoff relationship and watershed modeling. Statistical methods and flood frequency analysis. Discussion section covers advanced topics. Prerequisite: CEE170 or MAE130A. Graduate students only. Concurrent with ENGRCEE 176. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0673993373.

Recommended Textbook:

Handouts from instructor.

Soroosh Sorooshian
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of fluid mechanics. Understanding of probability theory and binomial, normal, and lognormal probability distributions. Understanding of infrastructure hydraulics.

Lecture Topics:
  • Elements of the hydrologic cycle. (1 week)
  • Evapotranspiration (1 week)
  • Precipitation (2 weeks)
  • Infiltration & Abstractions (1 week)
  • Peak discharge estimation (1 week)
  • Hydrograph analysis and synthesis (2 weeks)
  • River routing (1 week)
  • Frequency analysis (1 week)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students have the option to complete homework using computer applications such as spreadsheets and word processors.

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Class participation/Quizzes: 5%
  • Midterm Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 35%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

June 18, 2013
Senate Approved:
May 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr