ENGRCEE 276 Hydrology (2015-2016)

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. 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

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (CEE 170) and Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (MAE 130A). 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

August 18, 2014
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr