Water Resources Engineering and Science Option (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy. Major in Water Resources - Engineering and Science Option
Students in both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are required to fulfill a set of common courses, applicable to all three Water Resources Option Areas. The common courses are:
|WR 506||Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources||2|
|Select one 500-level Elective course 1||3|
(Or 900- level in LAW) In an option area outside the main option area (3 cr for Ph.D. only).
Coursework in the following is required for M.S. and Ph.D. admission to the Water Resources Engineering & Science Option Area. Provisional admission for M.S. students may be granted to those who have completed the majority of this coursework, provided the remaining coursework is completed as deficiency requirements.
- Calculus (minimum of 9 credits)
- Differential Equations (3 credits)
- Statistics for Scientists/Engineers (3 credits)
- Chemistry (minimum of 4 credits)
- Physics (minimum of 4 credits)
- Engineering Fluid Mechanics (minimum of 3 credits)
M.S. students are required to take 6 credits, and Ph.D. students are required to take 9 credits from the following (6 or 9 credits):
|BE 552||Environmental Water Quality||3|
|BE 558||Fluid Mechanics of Porous Materials||3|
|CE 421||Engineering Hydrology||3|
|CE 526||Aquatic Habitat Modeling 1||3|
|CE 535||Fluvial Geomorphology and River Mechanics 1||3|
|HYDR 509||Quantitative Hydrogeology||3|
|HYDR 576||Fundamentals of Modeling Hydrogeologic Systems||3|
|SOIL 515||Soil and Environmental Physics||3|
As noted under Common Courses for Ph.D. only, an elective course must be in either the Science & Management or Law, Management & Policy Option Areas. A core course may be considered an elective course once the core requirements are satisfied. A detailed list of elective courses for this option area is provided on the Water Resources Program web site.
- Learn and Integrate - Graduates will acquire and possess critical thinking skills to examine and disaggregate components of applied disciplinary and interdisciplinary water resource problems with social, political, legal, economic, hydrologic, and engineered elements, as well as problem-solving skills.
- Graduates are capable of communicating in written and oral forms with academic, scientific, and professional peers as well as the general public in a concise, factually accurate, mechanically correct, and engaging manner.