TVM4105 - Hydrology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

The hydrological cycle. Climate. Hydrological processes, precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, groundwater and runoff. Theory for runoff generation. Water in saturated and unsaturated zone. Snowhydrology. Ice on lakes and in rivers. Measurement and calculation of hydrological processes. Numerical models. Floods. Urban hydrology. Hydrological prognosis. The course focuses on quantitative hydrology.

Learning outcome


The candidate should have knowledge on:

  • The hydrological cycle and the water balance
  • Basic knowledge on hydrological processes central in water balance studies
  • Basic knowledge of computation and measurements, and some knowledge on data sources and data analysis.


The candidate should be able to:

  • Use hydrological data for inflow and flood analysis
  • Know measurement techniques for discharge and snow storage
  • Calculations of processes and the water balance.

General competence

The candidate can:

  • Identify hydrological problems relevant for other subject areas within civil and environmental engineering.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and field work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

12 exercises will be handed out during the semester, of these 8 must be approved before the exam.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

S.L. Dingman, "Physical Hydrology 2nd or 3rd edition". Copies from articles and books.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB5010 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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