Hydrodynamics and Time Series Analysis of Environmental Flows


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Fundamental Hydraulics, Fundamental Statistics and Differential Equations.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • On advanced hydrodynamics. 
  • On numerical modelling of turbulent flows.
  • On modelling of transport and mixing.
  • On environmental flow in coastal zones and estuaries.
  • On basic time series analysis.


  • To perform a systematic analysis of the physics in the coastal zone and estuaries.
  • To perform non-stationary time simulations with advanced hydrodynamic models.
  • To analyse time series for persistence and harmonic elements.
  • To analyse geophysical flows in the ocean and coastal zone.


  • To evaluate and handle data that forms the basis of hydrodynamic and water quality modelling.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • To communicate problems, findings and results graphically as well as oral to the relevant target audience.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examHydrodynamics and Time Series Analysis of Environmental Flows
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleHydrodynamik og tidsserieanalyse for miljøhydrauliske forhold
Module codeB-VM-K2-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science