Course Description

Course Name


Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is an introductory level hydrology course, aimed at developing realistic problem-solving skills. You are expected to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals; illustrate in-depth technical competence; and undertake problem identification, formulation and solution. You will be introduced to two types of approaches, i.e., physical process-based and statistical data-based approaches. This course is designed not only for those who will need practical problem-solving skills but also for those who will study broad water resources engineering at our graduate school.

Course Objectives
Students should have general idea about the discipline of hydrology and natural water cycle. In addition, students should understand challenging issues in global environmental problems and importance of advances in hydrological processes.

Lecture style will be a combination of power-point presentation and white board. Lecture presentation materials and lecture note will be the main materials for studying. Several textbooks listed below will be used as supplementary materials. For Korean students, one of first two textbooks is strongly recommended.

There will be homeworks and a mini project. Mini project is designed to enhance engineering ability for problem-solving. Required work is beyond that of a typical home work but less than that of a class project.

Overview, Hydrologic Cycle


Losses (evapotranspiration, infiltration)

Subsurface flow

Streamflow and hydrograph

Hydrological routing

Statistical hydrology

Mid-term exam

Frequency analysis

Watershed rainfall-runoff modelling (1) Rational formula

(2) Unit hydrograph

(3) RRL method

(4) Nash's model

(5) Clark's model


Final exam

*Course content subject to change