Engineering Hydraulics II

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Hydraulics II

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module addresses areas of engineering hydraulics, particularly relating to open channel flow and pipe flow; theoretical content will be augmented by worked examples. 

    Learning Outcomes
    Acquire a high level of expertise in fluid flow over a range of conditions, both in open and closed conduits
    Comprehend the nature of the flow of real (as distinct from ‘ideal’) fluids, appreciating the hydraulic principles governing particular problems in fluid flow involving special scenarios or boundary conditions
    Acquire the ability to select the equations (based on the scientific principles of conservation of mass flux, energy flux and momentum flux, and on empirical results) and the numerical algorithms required to solve specific hydraulic problems, appreciating the implications of the assumptions used and the associated uncertainties.
    Develop EXCEL-based solutions to hydraulic problem
    Apply hydraulic analysis to real world problems
    Analyse/design water distribution and systems, including pumps and valves.
    Understand the relative importance between friction and minor head losses

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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