Applied Hydrology

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This course will intro­duce the prac­tice of sur­face water hydrol­o­gy as water plays a role in the devel­op­ment of most human activ­i­ties. Var­i­ous land phase hydro­log­ic process­es will be described. Meth­ods of devel­op­ment of inten­si­ty-dura­tion-fre­quen­cy curves for rain­fall, esti­ma­tion of rain­fall at ungauged loca­tions, stream flow mea­sure­ment meth­ods, flood fre­quen­cy analy­sis, region­al fre­quen­cy analy­sis for esti­mat­ing stream flows at ungauged loca­tions and risk assess­ment in hydro­log­ic design will be dis­cussed. Approx­i­mate meth­ods for esti­mat­ing storm water stor­age require­ments for urban devel­op­ment and var­i­ous hydro­log­ic and hydraulic modes used in the pro­fes­sion­al domain will be intro­duced. Based cal­cu­la­tions with­in var­i­ous hydro­log­ic pro­ce­dures as required for address­ing sur­face water hydrol­o­gy issues will also be covered.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe various hydrologic processes and the interrelationships between them.
  • Describe methods of analysis of components of the hydrologic cycle.
  • Develop problem-solving skills and analytical tools for hydrologic problems to such a degree that recognizes the necessary steps involved and perform basic calculations.
  • Relate to various measurement and modelling techniques for hydrologic variables and understand the inherent variability and uncertainty in those parameters.
Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and elementary statistics is required for student success. Prior completion of EXERM 4250, EXERM 4252, and EXERM 4307 is strongly recommended.
  • Assessment includes assignments, a mid-term, and a final exam.
  • A scientific calculator is required.
  • A computer for use in class is recommended.

Recommended Readings:

  • Applied Hydrology, Chow, V.T., Maidment, D. R., and Mays, L.W., 1988
  • Handbook of Hydrology, edited by D. R. Maidment, 1993
  • RUSLEFAC-Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation for Application in Canada: A Handbook for Estimating Soil Loss from Water Erosion in Canada, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2002
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Manas Shome

Your Instructor

Manas Shome

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
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8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until February 26, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
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* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.