FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

GEOE423 HYDROGEOLOGY

Course Code: 5640423
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HASAN YAZICIGİL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620374
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE423 HYDROGEOLOGY .

Course Objective

This course aims to provide the students with the basic knowledge on the occurrence, distribution, movement and guality of groundwater and quantitative methods to solve practical problems encountered in the field of hydrogeology.

Course Content

Elements of surface hydrology. Origin, occurrence, and movement of groundwater. Water-bearing properties of rocks and sediments. Well hydraulics. Groundwater exploration. Drilling, development, and completion of water wells. Regional groundwater flow. Groundwater budget. Sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers. Groundwater quality.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will: 1)gain a basic knowledge on the occurrence, distribution, movement and quality of groundwater. 2)learn the quantitative methods to solve practical problems encountered in the field of hydrogeology. 3)develop an ability to think analytically. 4)design water wells and dewatering systems. 5)be able to use computer as a tool in solving and analyzing hydrogeological problems.