F10b Hydraulic Engineering


In the case of structural interventions, the specialist knowledge of hydrology is usually an elementary component. Additional knowledge in hydrology and hydraulic engineering is an advantage for people working in the ancillary building trade, as they can combine their own specialist knowledge with additional knowledge.


Activity in ancillary building trade (construction surveying, geoinformatics, spatial planning, …)


Understand the most important fundamentals of hydrology and its interrelations with hydraulic engineering Topics of hydraulic engineering and know the most important hydraulic engineering systems


  • Precipitation (measuring and displaying, precipitation measuring network, heavy precipitation)
  • Discharge (measurement and display, discharge measurement network, flood, N-A modelling)
  • Groundwater (measurement and presentation, hydrogeology, groundwater modelling, construction in groundwater)
  • Water quality (measuring water quality, measuring networks and sampling methods)
  • Water balance (water cycle, Swiss water balance)
Hydraulic Engineering (Protective and Industrial)
  • Water supply (water demand, water resources/production, treatment, extraction)
  • Energy generation (hydropower use, expansion types, pressure plants, pumped storage plants)
  • Waste water disposal (water protection, urban drainage, hydraulics, sewerage structures, waste water treatment)
  • Drainage (drainage systems, trench drainage, drainage)
  • Flood protection (concepts, HW retention, torrent control, models, renaturation)

Lesson Time

16 (2 Days)

Course Cost

CHF 600.-