10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is designed to provide you with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and processes associated with hydrology and urban drainage design, and to apply these concepts to a variety of drainage engineering problems. Through lectures, tutorials and individual literature and case study research, you will develop your knowledge of current and developing practice in urban drainage, including the increasingly important roles of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

Notes: This module forms part of a degree course accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the ICE and IStructE

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK