Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course the student

  • Is able to describe and discuss environmental fluid mechanics fundamentals needed in analysing common problems in environmental hydraulics [knowledge]
  • Recognises the interdisciplinary framework of ecohydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology [knowledge]
  • Can identify and analyse principles for environmentally sound hydraulic engineering practices  [knowledge/skill]
  • Analyses flow of water in open channels with the ability to solve common design problems [skill]
  • Recognises and quantifies fluvial erosion, transport, and deposition processes [skill]
  • Applies proven methods in collecting and analysing experimental hydraulic measurement data [skill]
  • Is able to formulate a thesis or conclusion and justify it, and to anticipate criticisms of his/her arguments, while following common codes of research ethics [identity]

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juha Järvelä

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Järvelä

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Environmental fluid mechanics. Ecohydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology from an interdisciplinary point of view. Hydraulics of environmental channels with erosion and sediment transport considerations. Common hydraulic measurements based on experimental research. Basic principles related to hydro-environmental engineering solutions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, tutorials, individual exercises, laboratory experimentation

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching:

    Lectures 12 h

    Exercises 28 h

    Independent studying:

    Weekly tasks 60 h

    Experimental assignment 35 h




Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Material announced during the lectures and exercises.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Links to and builds on the courses KJR-C2003 Basic course on fluid mechanics.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water

    15 Life on Land