AGEN 853: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Instructor(s): Daran Rudnick

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Cross-listings: BSEN 853

Prerequisites:: CIVE 310 or MECH 310; AGEN 344 or BSEN 344.

Description: Analytical and design consideration of evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and water movement as related to irrigation and drainage systems; analysis and design of components of irrigation and drainage systems including water supplies, pumping plants, sprinkler systems, and center pivots.

Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives: The course focuses on the analysis, design, and management of irrigation and drainage systems. It is intended for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students with limited backgrounds in irrigation and drainage. Students will gain exposure to soil water relationships; plant water use relationships; water pumping and conveyance; water quality; sprinkler, micro, and furrow irrigation; drainage; and water resource management. Students will learn how to design and manage systems for improved water management.