CE 394K.2 Surface Water Hydrology
Spring Semester 1999
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Class Unique Number: 13905
Instructor: David R. Maidment
Class Hours: TTH 12:30-2, ECJ 7.208
Office Hours: TTH 3:30-5, ECJ 8.612
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term project outline
Letter grades will be based on the weighted average specified above and
assigned as follows:
Midterm exam = 20%
Homework = 15%
Final exam = 25%
Term paper - Report = 30%
Term paper - Oral Presentation = 10%
There will be no make-up exams or incomplete grades in this course. I reserve
the right to change the date of a quiz with notice in advance.
A = 90-100%
B = 80-90%
C = 70-80%
D = 60-70%
F < 60%
Course/Instructor Evaluation Plan: Course/Instructor evaluation
forms will be distributed during one of the final two lecture periods.
within the class will be asked to distribute and collect the evaluation
forms, and to return them to the Department of Civil Engineering office
on the 4th
floor of ECJ. I also encourage students to speak to me during the course
of the semester, and am open to suggestions related to the course.
Students with Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin
provides upon request appropriate adjustments for qualified students with
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at
471-6259, 471-4241 TDD
"Applied Hydrology", by V.T. Chow, D.R. Maidment, and L.W. Mays, McGraw-Hill,
New York, 1988.
Recommended Reading: "Handbook of Hydrology", ed. by D.R. Maidment,
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993
Homework assignments are due in by 5PM on the date assigned. There is a
box outside my door in ECJ 8.6 for turning in assignments after the class
hour if necessary. Homework must be done on clean paper, must be stapled
at the top left corner, and have your name written on the top right corner,
and your name, class and assignment number written on the outside when
the homework is folded in half.
This course is designed to present:
The principles underlying surface water hydrology
Application of these principles to solve hydrologic problems
To develop a piece of original knowledge through performing a class project
The purposes of the term paper are:
The steps in carrying out the project are:
To enable you to explore in depth some aspect of surface water hydrology
of personal interest to you.
To provide experience in the formulation, execution, and presentation of
To produce a report that can be display on the world wide web and that
you can carry with you into the future.
Prepare a 1-page proposal on your personal web page by Thursday, Feb 18
specifying the objective of your project and outlining how you plan to
go about executing it.
Give a brief presentation of the progress you have made with your project
in class on Tuesday, March 23.
Present a final report orally in class near the end of the semester. You
will have about 10 mins for your presentation. The presentation date will
be scheduled later in the semester.
Present a written report by the last day of classes, Friday May 7. I would
like you to present your report as an html document which can be read on
the world wide web from your personal web page. I realise that you may
not know how to present documents on the web and I will show you how to
do this during the semester. You can produce html documents by saving them
in html format from a word processor such as MS Word.
Course Outline for CE 394K.2:
Surface Water Hydrology
Final Exam: Weds May 12, 2 PM - 5PM