Course Description

This course provides the fundamentals for hydropower production.  The course includes an overview of hydrology and physics of hydropower engineering, power, head, and flow-rate.  In addition, the course covers traditional system components including spillways, gates, valves, trashracks, penstocks, generators, hydro batteries, and governors.


The course is intended to enable the student to:

  • Design hydropower systems including their components
  • Model energy and power production for existing and planned hydropower systems
  • Understand the process involved in planning and design of hydropower projects of various sizes
Attachment Name Attachment Type
CIV8119 Hydropower Planning and Design DOC PDF PS
CIV8 119 Hydropower Planning and Design