HEC-RAS Training Series

The recent release of HEC-RAS Version 6.0 incorporates many long-awaited features that provide exciting opportunities for practitioners to improve confidence in modelling results.

Throughout 2021 the Australian Water School will run an intense, interactive training series in which all attendees will learn how to build, run, animate, interpret and troubleshoot models from scratch using the latest version of HEC-RAS. Live sessions will be recorded and provided to all attendees that cannot attend live.

The courses cater for both beginners and advanced users, with a focus on the new features, along with some previously available feature of HEC-RAS:

  • Bridge hydraulics in 2D areas
  • 3D animations
  • Custom scripting using the new RASter Calculator
  • New terrain modification tools
  • Spatial precipitation and infiltration
  • Wind forces
  • Computational speed improvements
  • Physically based breaching option
  • New solvers and turbulence methods
  • Debris flow/non-Newtonian fluids option
  • 2D sediment transport

How it works

AWS has designed the courses to be delivered as a series with each flowing into the next. This will enable attendees to build their skills piece-by-piece, through every course and understand all aspects of HEC-RAS.

Attendees can choose one course (based on a specific topic area which is of interest to them), multiple courses, or register for the entire Training Series.

Register now! To allow for greater interaction in the live sessions, numbers are strictly limited.

Click on the links below to see more individual courses details.

Register for the entire Series (incorporating all 4 Courses below) and receive a 15% discount.


HEC-RAS Training Series

1st, 8th and 15th JulyHEC-RAS Essentials 1D & 2D
Building 1D & 2D flood models
29th July and 5th AugustStructures with HEC-RAS
Hydraulic modelling of bridges and culverts
17th, 24th and 31st AugustSediment Transport with HEC-RAS
How to predict sediment movement
9th, 16th and 23rd SeptemberDam Breach with HEC-RAS
Modelling dam breaches and downstream impacts

Register for the ENTIRE series to receive 15% off


Hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) is a software primarily used for the computation of water surface profiles in steady and unsteady, gradually varied flow situations, sediment transport and water temperature/water quality modelling. It is recognised as an industry standard program and is widely used throughout the world.

This latest version 6.0, represents the most significant release of HEC-RAS since the original 5.0 release that contained 2D modelling capabilities.

Download the latest version of HEC-RAS here: https://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ras/download.aspx

Testimonials of HEC-RAS Courses: 

– “The explanation on how things work behind the user interface was very helpful”
– “These online courses are a great, low-cost format, and would be happy to do more of these.”
– “The highly interactive nature of the session, allowing time for questions but also proceeding at a decent speed.”
– “The ability to interact as required via chat was hugely beneficial. The clarity of instruction was excellent.”
– “I found going through the all the exercises together was very useful. It has become really easy to replicate what I learnt in the session for my projects.”

What’s Included

The HEC-RAS Training Series is designed to be taken individually. Each course is highly practical and hands-on.

To provide the best desired learning outcomes, it’s recommended you setup in a quiet space with dual monitors (i.e. one screen with the session and the other with the software/exercise that attendees can work on simultaneously). The courses are not designed for a board-room setup.

Each course in the series features:

  • 2-hour sessions x 2-3 per course (dependent on the course) and the recordings to view as many times as required in a month;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at anytime through the live session or learning platform;
  • PDF manual of the course. The manual is recommended for ongoing use;
  • Working models, downloaded from the learning platform before starting the course;
  • Exercises / homework to complete between sessions of the courses;
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials;
  • Ability to access all the online course materials for a month. The pre-readings and manual are available for ongoing learning;
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (i.e. with Engineers Australia) for at least 6 hours per-course (therefore 40+ hours for the Series).