This short course provides a foundation in hydraulics and an understanding of pumping systems with reference to water and wastewater treatment flow sheets.
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For those students that cannot attend the full five-day course, the following options are available:

  • Two day intensive course in Hydraulics
  • Two day intensive course in Pumping Systems

Please contact us for further information.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,400 Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe of the main characteristics of hydraulic systems,
  • Analyse flow in pipes and open channels,
  • Calculate hydraulic profiles through pipes and channels,
  • Explain the effects of flow variations through pipes, channels and water treatment works,
  • Select and size appropriate pumps for different applications.

Core content

  • Principles of channel flows, weirs and flumes,
  • Hydraulic profiling,
  • Flow distribution, divisions and combination,
  • Flow through hydraulic structures and unit process,
  • Time varying flows  through treatment works,
  • Pump-system calculations,
  • Principles and sizing of pumps,
  • Sludge pumping systems,
  • Pumping station design,
  • Pump maintenance.


(20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)

£1,340 - Professional/trade association discount

£1,280 - Multiple bookings*

* Minimum of five delegates

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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