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Environmental / Water Resources Engineering

Water resources engineering includes engineering for water supply and water excess management. This focus area covers the analysis and design of systems that control quantity, timing and distribution of water to meet the needs of our community. The water resources engineering is associated with hydrologic and hydraulic processes. Understanding the fundamentals of fluid mechanics is key to understand these processes. The topics that are covered in this focus area are the application of principles of pipe flow, open channel flow, water pumps, groundwater hydraulics, hydraulic structures, flood frequency analysis, reservoir characteristics and design, open channel flow applications, water project design, model studies, and pump and turbine hydraulics, among others. It is expected that graduates will be able to analyze a water resources project under practical and theoretical conditions, solve a problem in civil engineering practice that includes the various and multiple aspects of the discipline, use modern tools for analyzing a water resources system and be able to analyze and evaluate results from computer software.


Environmental / Water Resources Engineering MS Curriculum

RequirementCourse # (Credits)Course Title
Research BasicsCE 597 (1)Research Methods
Choose 2 Out of 3 Courses
Theoretical/FundamentalCE 525 (3)Wastewater Treatment Design
ExperimentalCE 512 (3)Hydrogeology
NumericalCE 502 (3)Computational Methods
CE Electives (Choose 12-18 Credits)
CE 520 (3)Environmental Process Chemistry
CE 597 (3)Contaminant Fate and Transport
CE 633 (3)Contaminant Hydrogeology
CE 524 (3)Water Treatment Design
CE 523 (3)Air Pollution Engineering
CE 597 (3)Geoenvironmental Engineering
CE 597 (2)Environmental Transport and Ecohydrology
Non-CE Electives (Choose 0-6 Credits)
GEOS 518 (3)Modeling Earth and Environmental Systems
GEOG 560 (3)Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOS 505 (3)Research Computing in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
GEOS 526 (3)Aqueous Geochemistry
CE 535 (3) - U of IFluvial Geomorphology