Diploma in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Learn about practices and global issues involved in soil and water conservation engineering in this free online course.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
Learn about the factors that affect soil and water erosion and conservation practices in this free online course. Good conservation practices are vital to our future and sustainability. Start the course today and learn about the mechanics of soil erosion, various erosion control measures and learn about the fundamentals of open channel hydraulics. This course will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about soil and water conservation.
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    10-15 Hours
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The free online course Diploma in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering course will give you a better understanding of soil and water conservation practices and problems. You will first learn about soil erosion including the mechanics, causes and types of soil erosion, as well as various factors affecting soil erosion and the effects of both soil erosion and water erosion control methods.

Next, the course teaches you about the process of soil loss including soil loss estimation and measurement, the universal soil loss equation, and the concepts of erosivity and erodibility. Then, you will learn about bunds including problems around contour and graded bunds, and terraces and problems on bench terraces and broad-base terraces. You will also be introduced to grassed waterways and problems on grassed waterways as well as parabolic grassed waterways. The course will then examine various gully control measures and the fundamentals of open channel hydraulics.

This free course on soil and water conservation aims at teaching the importance and practices of soil and water conservation. This course is aimed at students, researchers, professionals, conservationists, and anyone with an interest in soil and water conservation practices. Start this course today and learn valualbe skills in soil and water conservation engineering.

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Introduction to Soil Erosion

Soil Loss Measurement


Diploma in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering - First Assessment


Grassed Waterways

Gully Control Measures

Diploma in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering - Second Assessment

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of soil erosion processes
  • Discuss soil conservation measures in detail
  • Describe how to utilize the available data for designing soil and water conservation structures
  • Describe how to evaluate various soil conservation measures
  • Discuss solutions to the real-life soil and water conservation problems


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