Principles of Hydrologic Modeling

Principles of Hydrologic Modeling
Advanced hydrologic and hydraulic principles with an emphasis on modeling for the purpose of planning and designing draining, flood control, and other water resource facilities.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCE EN 431; or equivalent.
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 531
Course Outcomes

Applied Hydrology

Apply fundamental principles of hydrology in hydrologic and hydraulic models

Model Formulation

Know how to apply different hydrologic modeling formulation to solve design and analysis problems

Data Resources

Know where to find digital and other data resources required for hydrologic model development

Modeling Limitations

Understand the limitations and uses of traditional lumped parameter models as well as more advanced physics based models

Communicating Model Results

Interpret and describe hydrologic modeling results in written reports


Work together with teammates to develop hydrologic models

Modern Hydrologic Modeling Tools

Learn modern engineering software tools like the Watershed Modeling System (WMS) that process digital data and prepare model inputs