Academic Programs

014212 – Introduction to Hydrological Engineering


1. Bras R. L., 1990, “Hydrology: An Introduction to Hydrologic Science”, Addison – Wesley Publishing Co. Inc.

2. Viessman, W, “Introduction to Hydrology”, Upper Saddle River, N.J, Pearson.

3. Shaw E. M., 1983, “Hydrology in Practice”, Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold (UK) Co. Ltd.

4. Chow V. T., 1964, “Handbook of Applied Hydrology”, McGraw-Hill Inc.

5. Chow V. T., Maidment D. R., and Mays L., 1988, “Applied Hydrology”, McGraw-Hill Inc.

6. Maidment D. R. (Editor), 1993, “Handbook of Hydrology”, McGraw-Hill Inc.

7. Bear J., 1979, “Hydraulics of Groundwater”, McGraw-Hill Inc.


  • Introduction. Balance equation.
  • The watershed area and its characteristics
  • Rainfall.Statistics and extreme values.
  • IDF Curves (Intensity-Duration-Frequency).Rainfall Hyetographs. Design storm.
  • Infiltration.The Horton Model. The SCS Method. Index Φ
  • Unit Hydrograph.
  • The S Curve. Hydrograph separation. The rational equation.
  • Reservoir and river routing.
  • Groundwater. Introduction, classification of aquifers. Darcy’s law.
  • Dupuy’s assumptions. Flow in an aquifer.
  • Wells hydraulics and permanent flow.
  • Conclusion.

Contact Hours per Week

Lecture: 2 hours

Recitation: 1 hour

Credit: 2.5