Hydrology and Water Resources

Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering focus on surface and ground water quantity and supply, storm water runoff and control, canals and river channels, reservoirs, flood control, irrigation supply, water policy, and many other related activities.

Suggested Course Selection for Civil Engineering with a focus in the Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering Subdiscipline:

  • BI101 Biology (NSE)
  • CE322 Water Resources Engineering (required)
  • CE401 Hydrology (TE)
  • CE406 Contaminant Hydrogeology (ESE II)
  • CE408 Hydraulic Engineering (DE)
  • CE415 Env. Engrg. Unit Process Design (DE)
  • 3 open Technical Electives or Independent Research

DE = Design Elective

TE = Technical Elective

ESE = Engineering Science Elective (I, II)

NSE = Basic Science Elective

The technical electives selected from within the Civil and Environmental Department must meet the following distribution requirements:

  • 6 credits of Design Elective from CE403, CE408, CE415, CE423, CE428, CE436
  • 4 credits of Basic Science Elective from GE306 or BI101
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective I from CE302, ME311, EE351
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective II from CE401, CE402, CE404, CE406, CE429, CE479, other EE or ME 300 or 400 level courses
  • 12 credits of other technical electives from above or CE437, CE443, CE455-460, CE461

Regardless of the specific focus area or courses selected, graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.