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