Hydromechanical Internship



Elena-Maria Klopries

Senior scientific staff


+49 241 80 25271


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Course description

The working life in hydraulic engineering and water resource management consists to a great part of practical work such as laboratory and field studies. Studies like these are equally importantly composed of the processes of planning, preparing, execution and analysis. Additionally, the scientific work plays also an important role in the working life of a hydraulic engineer. It allows a thorough insight into hydromechanical and hydraulic processes. The combination of both, the practical and the scientific work, is essential to facilitate independent, target-oriented and research-oriented work.

Course content

  • analysis of scientific publications
  • field and laboratory measurements
  • presentation of results in written and oral form
  • individual and group-related work

Learning Objectives

Students gain insight into independent scientific work and learn how to work in a research-driven environment. Through their own observations and practical experience, students obtain a deeper understanding of hydromechanical processes. The course provides first experiences in the analysis of scientific publications (journal papers). Moreover students learn various measurement techniques and develop the capability to concept experiments and measurements. The course helps to give informed and confident oral and written presentations of the scientific work. At the end of the course the students have the expertise to solve scientific investigations efficiently in high quality as required for a thesis paper.


The registration period for the hydraulic internship ends on April 3.


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