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Coastal Engineering and Urban Hydraulic - 5EUS5HAM

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 44.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials -
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 16.0


    ECTS 5.0


This module aims to put the spotlight on some aspects of hydraulic and civil engineering (applied to hydraulic), both in urban environment, coastal environment and natural environment. It complements more disciplinary modules that are also encountered during the 2nd and 3rd semester.
The module is divided into three parts corresponding to a three specific (and more or less independant)topics and their associated developments :

  • 'advanced' urban hydraulic
  • marine and coastal engineering
  • torrential hydraulic


Philippe SECHET


The module consists of three parts:
Advanced Urban Hydraulic: This course complements the theoretical disciplins studied during Semester S3 and Semester S4. A brief summary of those latter topics in urban hydrology will be given. The course itself focuses on the dynamics of sewerage systems (flood risk and pollution), taking into account their particularities. An opening on the latest advances in terms of modeling (coupled simulation surface flow / sewer network) or monitoring (smart grids) will be offered in the form of guest speakers conferences. The course is complemented by a project using an industrial software in order to simulate the non-steady behaviour of a sewage network.

  • Torrential Hydraulics: The physical behavior and morphological evolution of torrents are studied in relation to the sediment transport. The course presents also the main civil engineering and hydraulic constructions allowing to regulate and to monitor their evolution as well as to protect residents (from the effects related to erosion processes for instance)
  • Marine and Costal Engineering: This course aims to familiarize students with the dynamics of the littoral zone, through differents topics : (i) The analysis of the levels of the ocean (ii) the understanding of the generation of sea waves (iii) The control and the propagation of these waves, their refraction, diffraction and reflection in the littoral zone (iv) The knowledge of coastal systems behaviour in terms of morphology (v) the analyzis of the long-term impacts of civil engineering constructions on sediments transport and coastal morphology (vi) the design and sizing of civil engineering protective constructions


Hydraulic of pressurized systems (S3), hydraulic of steady free surface flow (S4), hydraulic of non steady free surface flow (S5) Hydrology for engineers (S3), Environmental Fluid Mechanics (S3)


  • Specific credits: this course brings 6.0 ECTS to students in Year 2 Master Hydraulics and Civil Engineering (M2 HCE)

*---Session normale / 1st session----*

  • Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : 1 mini projet 16h sur le dimensionnnement d'ouvrages sur un mini réseau d'eau usées/pluviales/project 16 on a stormwater network design
  • Evaluation rattrapable (ER)/ ER assessment : 3h written supervised exam / 3h épreuve écrite surveillée

Si situation 100% distancielle / If distant learning mandatory:

  • Evaluation non rattrapable (EN)/ EN assessment: mini projet/project
  • Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : Examen(s) écrit(s) à  distance en temps limité / Homework(s) over a limited duration

Session de rattrapage / 2nd Session
La note obtenue remplace la note d'évaluation rattrapable ER/ Another written exam will replace the first one (ER)
EN : Evaluation non rattrapable / EN assessment: Retaking this assessment is not possible

EN 40% + ER 60%


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 5EUS5HAM
Course language(s): FR

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