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 apply 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: 26.02.2025 - 11.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 in experimental research. Basic principles related to hydro-environmental engineering solutions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual and group assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact sessions and assignments




Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material announced during the lectures and exercises

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    14 Life Below Water

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring IV
    2025-2026 Spring IV


    For organising the assignments, a limited number of students is accepted for the course selection is based on Motivation Letter with preference given to WAT students. Accepted students must confirm registration for the course by submitting the pre-survey, attending the first teaching event, and completing the first assignment in time.