Dr. Sankar Arumugam

Dr. Sankar Arumugam

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

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CE 586 Engineering Hydrology

3 Credit Hours

Hydrologic principles underlying procedures for surface water modeling; applications of common hydrologic models to actual watersheds.


Hydrology and Urban Water Systems (NC State CE 383 or its equivalent)

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of hydrological processes and space-time scales associated with them
  2. Quantify them by expressing them using mass and energy balance as well as estimate them based on system approaches and statistical techniques
  3. Estimate the design parameters for the hydrological problems based on both constant risk and dynamic risk associated with changing climate conditions
  4. Identify the relevant processes for the given water management issues by choosing appropriate space-time scales to estimate them.

Course Requirements

Homework 25%
Examinations (2) 20% each
Final Exam 35%


Text: Physical Hydrology by S. Lawrence Dingman, Waveland Press, Inc., 3rd edition.

Supplementary: Applied Hydrology by Chow, Maidment and Mays, McGraw-Hill.

1. Elementary Hydrology, V.P. Singh, Prentice Hall, 1992
2. Introduction to Hydrology, W.Viessman, Harper and Row, 1977
3. Handbook of Hydrology, Edited by Madiment, McGraw Hill, 1993

Software and Computer Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.


Created 4/7/2020


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