222.152 Ecohydraulic engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • discuss the field of application of the course material
  • understand and explain the interactions between flow, sediment transport and biota and their role in shaping the river morphology
  • assess the ecomorphological status of a river and identify functional deficits
  • understand the concept of ecological discharge requirements
  • identify various techniques/methods to improve the ecomorphological status of a river

Subject of course

  1. Introduction: from hydraulic engineering to ecohydraulic engineering
  2. Ecological discharge requirements and hydropeaking
  3. River restoration measures
  4. Assessment of the ecomorphological status of a river
  5. Guest lectures

Teaching methods

The acquisition of the course contents is based on a combination of three methods. The theory is taught in plenary lectures. The students apply the theory in (non-obligatory) project assignments inspired by real-world configurations. Additional contextualisation of the course content is acquired in the form of autonomous reading of recent scientific journal papers.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture ppt slides and the journal papers to read are made available in the associated TUWEL course.



Course dates

Wed12:00 - 14:0013.03.2024 - 19.06.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Ecohydraulic engineering - Single appointments
Wed13.03.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed10.04.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed17.04.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed08.05.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed15.05.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed22.05.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed05.06.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed12.06.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Wed19.06.202412:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Oral. The non-obligatory assignments are graded and contribute1/3 to the final grade only if they improve the grade of the oral exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.03.2024 12:00 10.04.2024 12:00 10.04.2024 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Successful completion of the lectures (VO) Applied Hydromechanics (222.564), Mixing and Transport Processes (222.586) and Bio-geomorphologic Processes (222.589) is recommended.

Preceding courses