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FAF3802 Hydrology for Hydropower Purposes 2.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3802 (Spring 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic transport equations for mass and momentum in surface water using differential as well as integral (compartmental) formulations. Runoff processes and river flows. Measuring techniques for surface water flows.

The course is based on lectures on the following themes:

  • Basic mathematical principles
  • Runoff processes
  • Measuring techniques

Intended learning outcomes

To give a physical and mathematical knowledge of transport processes in hydrology and its application to sustainable water resources engineering for runoff processes, especially rivers. The participant shall develop an understanding of hydromechanical principles used in runoff analyses and river regulation as well as application of runoff models discharge predictions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master degree in engineering or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is decided before each course round. The literature is announced in the course program.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Examination consists of assignments that are reported individually in a written form.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Profile picture Anders Wörman

    Ethical approach

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

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    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

    Main field of study

    This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Anders Wörman (

    Supplementary information

    Language of instruction: English only

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering