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Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering

Degree or Minor: 
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Degree/Minor Description: 

Students will have a working knowledge of detailed hydraulic and hydrologic design and planning and operation of water resources systems and be prepared to apply these concepts in practice.

  • To provide a curriculum of study for Graduate students that explores hydraulics and water resources engineering topics
  • To introduce basic features of hydraulic and water resources engineering principles that is relevant to professional practice in the field
  • To provide the opportunity for research in particular areas of interest related to hydraulics and water resources engineering

Educational Aims

  • To introduce the principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering and water resources systems to professional practice
  • To familiarize students with experimental and research techniques that are applicable to hydraulics and water resources engineering


Department/Academic Unit(s):

Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics -

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Work is directed toward research and professional development in such areas as engineering mechanics, engineering materials, highway engineering, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, geomechanics, geo-technical engineering, water resources, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Certain interdisciplinary options such as regional development and urban planning, and environmental engineering are available by combining various areas of the program with programs in other departments. For further information concerning these options, see the College of Engineering web site.

The department also offers a degree in Master of Engineering, an Accelerated Masters Degree, and has two certificate programs; Geoengineering and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering.


Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Food Systems and Security
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health
Science Engagement
Urban Environment