Bachelor’s degree programme 6.060103, Hydraulic Engineering (Water resource)

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Hydraulic Engineering (Water resource)
Level of qualification : 
Specific admission requirements: 
None. The enrollment is carried out on the general grounds.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
Profile of the programme: 
The students of the field of Hydraulic Engineering (Water resource) acquire the necessary knowledge for calculation and ensuring effective operation of hydrotechnical structures and their elements (pipelines, canals, gates, water-head dams, spillways, etc.) which are component parts of waterworks facilities. During the training, the students thoroughly study structures (arrangements) of hydraulic and aerodynamic machines which are used, in particular, in plumbing facilities. The obtained knowledge enable the students to master principles of design of pumping and air-blowing houses. Water-intake structures. The students obtain all the necessary knowledge for constructing and designing water-supply networks and water-removal systems as well as structures on them. The specialists are able to design house systems of cold, hot, and fire water-supply, water drainage and rainwater pipes of buildings. During the training, the students study theoretical fundamentals of the technology of purification of natural and sewage waters. Considerable attention is paid to energy-saving principles in the use of water resources and their protection.
The total amount of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including module of humanities and social subjects- 24 credits, module of fundamental, natural, and general economics 60 credits, module of professional and practical training — 156 credits.
Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • Modern methods of analysis and calculation of flows of fluid and gas in pipelines, hydraulic structures and their elements (pipelines, gates, water-detention dams, water spillways, etc.).
  • Main laws and methods of hydraulic calculation of uniform and non-uniform smoothly variable streams; those of conjugate hydraulic structures; laws of filtration of water in grounds.
  • Modern knowledge concerning the arrangement and operation of hydraulic structures; methods of hydrotechnical calculation of hydraulic structures and their elements.
  • Fundamentals of design and calculation of house systems of cold, hot, and fire water supply, water removal and drain sewerage systems of dwellings and public buildings.
  • Arrangement and structural peculiarities of hydraulic and aerodynamic machines which are used in public services.
  • Arrangement of pumping plants and the principle of their operation in systems of water-supply and water removal; fundamentals of design of pumping plants and blowing houses.
  • Fundamentals of design of water-intake structures for surface and underground water sources.
  • Peculiarities of systems and plans (designs) of water-supply and peculiarities of their main elements. Hydraulic calculation of water-supply networks and water pipelines.
  • Basic ideas of systems and designs (plans) of water removal, their main elements. Principles of design of water-removal networks and structures on them.
  • Fundamentals of physico-chemical and biochemical methods of purification of natural and sewage waters.
  • Principles of use and management of water resources, peculiarities of consumption of water resources by different branches of national economy, techniques of determining the level of anthropogenic load on water resources; principles of development of a complex of measures aimed at their protection.

2. Cognitive skills and habits from the subject

  • Ability to use professional-profiled knowledge and practical habits from fundamental subjects for designing and constructing networks and structures of water-supply and water removal, as well as their elements.
  • Habits of development of individual technical designs and drawings of equipment and assemblies of systems of water-supply and water removal, as well as drawings for their reconstruction.
  • Skills in developing the technological processes and the technological forms and records for creation of elements of hydrological systems and water facilities.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and habits for solving qualitative and quantitative problems.

3. Practical skills

  • Habits of carrying out surveying works.
  • Author’s supervision over the building of the designed water facilities.
  • Habits of introduction of technological processes and modes of operation of equipment, structures, and systems of water-supply and water removal.
  • Skills in carrying out commissioning (start-and-adjustment works) for equipment, structures, and systems of water supply and water removal.
  • Habits of ensuring functioning of elements of hydraulic networks and water facilities.
  • Habits of carrying out laboratory tests, other tests of water and effluents.
  • Under supervision of a responsible executor, carrying out researches and developments in the branch of water-supply and water removal.
  • Control over technological processes and operation mode of water facilities.
  • Maintenance of equipments, structures and systems of water-supply and water removal.

4. General skills and comprehension

  • Ability to take into account main economic laws, ecological principles and to apply elements of sociocultural competence.
  • Skills in taking into account processes of sociopolitical history of Ukraine, legal principles and ethic norms in industrial and social activities.
  • Calculation habits.
  • Ability to apply knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to self- studying and to further professional development.
  • Habits of communication, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and, at least, of one of widespread European languages.
  • Habits of interaction with other people, skills in work in teams.
  • Skills of self-organizing and effective time management.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The generalized object of the activity of Bachelor in Hydrotechnics (Water Resources) includes natural and artificial sources of water, their rational use, protection from exhaustion and pollution; systems and structures for production, transporting, and distribution of natural water for users; systems and structures for collection and transporting of sewage.
The Bachelor in Hydraulic Engineering (Water Resources) can be employed in the following kinds of economic activity:
  • operation of water- supply systems (water-intake structures, pumping plants, treatment plants for natural water, distributing networks);
  • erection and restoration of main and local water-supply and waste-water disposal networks, including off-house distributing systems;
  • building, repair, restoration, and reconstruction of embankment barrages, dams, locks and other hydrotechnical structures;
  • drilling for water wells;
  • sinking borings for underground horizontal water-intakes; capacity structures wells deepening;
  • wholesale commerce of plumbing equipment; investigation in the field of water-supply and water removal;
  • working as engineers and technicians concerning water-supply and water removal;
  • participation in projects of application of means of sanitary-purifying facilities, means of environmental pollution control;
  • water testing and technical monitoring of potential sources of water basin.
Access to further studies: 
The Bachelor in Hydrotechnics (Water Resources) can continue his/her training in a university in the second level of higher education (Master) in the speciality Water-supply and Water Removal.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulation on knowledge evaluation and recognition of student’s rating in the credite-module system of training.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed training curriculum amounting to 240 credits, successfully defensed Bachelor’s qualification work.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training
Programme director: 
Prof. Volodymyr V. Chernyuk , Doctor of technical sciences.