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Graduate Program
Graduate Degree
Options
Three graduate degree programs are available in the Water Resources
Engineering area of specialization in the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering: (i) Master of
Science (M.S.),
(ii) Master of Engineering (M.Eng.),
and (iii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
For a complete
description of degree requirements, interested students are referred to
the departmental program handbooks for the M.S. / M.Eng
and the Ph.D.
degrees.
Degree Coursework
Requirements
In addition to the requirements listed below, all Hydrosystems graduate
students are required to annually enroll in CEE 597  Hydrosystems
Seminar, which is offered every spring semester.
M.S. Degree
For the M.S. degree, a minimum of 30 credits are required. Six
credits of thesis research (CEE 600) are required. The remaining 24
credits are to be satisfied as follows:
 12 credits of Core Curriculum
 6 credits of Water
Resources Electives
 6 credits of Technical
Electives
M.Eng. Degree
For the M.Eng. degree, a minimum of 30 credits are required. The
30 credits are to be satisfied as follows:
 12 credits of Core Curriculum
 9 credits of Water
Resources Electives
 9 credits of Technical
Electives
Ph.D. Degree
For the Ph.D. degree, a minimum of 30 credits, six of which may be
thesis research (CEE 600), are suggested. The remaining 24 credits are
to be satisfied as follows:
 12 credits of Core Curriculum
 6 credits of Water
Resources Electives
 6 credits of Technical
Electives
Core Curriculum
The core curriculum provides students with a comprehensive foundation
in waterresources topics including hydrdology, hydraulics, and river
mechanics. Students who have previously completed equivalent classes
may
substitute additional hydrosystems or technical electives in their
place.
 CE 462  Open Channel Hydraulics
 CE 555  Groundwater Hydrology
 CE 561  Fundamentals of Surface Hydrology
 CE 567  River Engineering OR CE 562  Coastal and
Nearshore Hydraulics OR CE 580  Hydrodynamic Mixing Processes
Water Resources
Electives
Water Resources electives allow students to develop additional
expertise in their areas of specialization.
 CE 551  Random Processes in Hydrologic Systems
 CE 552  Coastal and Nearshore Processes
 CE 556  Tracer and Contaminant Transport in Groundwater
 CE 563  Systems
Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms
 CE 566  Uncertainty and Reliability in Civil
Engineering
 CE 580  Hydrodynamic Mixing Processes
 CE 597  Modeling of Complex Hydrological and
Environmental Systems
Technical Electives
Technical electives, an incomplete list of which follows, allow
students to develop breadth by obtaining expertise in related fields
outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students
interested in satisfying their technical elective requirements with
classes not listed below should discuss this option with their academic
advisors. For information on the content and scheduling of the classes
listed below, please visit the web pages of the individual departments.
 Fluid Mechanics
 AERSP 412  Turbulent Flow
 ME 5212  Foundations of Fluid Mechanics I and II
 ME 5245  Homogeneous andInhomogeneous Turbulence
 ME 536  Laser Doppler Velocimetry
 Geographical Information Systems
 GEOG 458  Practical Application of GIS
 SOILS 510  Geographical Information System
Applications
 Geomorphology
 GEOSC 548  Surface Processes
 GEOSC 562  Drainage Basin Evolution
 Hydrogeology
 GEOSC 452  Introduction to Hydrogeology
 GEOSC 542  Quantitative Methods in Hydrogeology
 PNG 501  Steady State Flow in Porous Media
 PNG 502  Unsteady Flow in Porous Media
 SOILS 507  Soil Physics
 Management and Decision Making
 FOR 470  Watershed Management
 Mathematics
 EMCH 524AB  Mathematical Methods in Engineering
 MATH 515  Classical Mechanics and Variational Methods
 MATH 521  Complex Analysis: Theory and Applications
 MATH 597AB  Introduction to Applied Mathematics
 ME 577  Stochastic Systems for Science and Engineering
 Meterology and Climatology
 METEO 415  Forecasting Practicum
 METEO 416  Advanced Forecasting
 METEO 417  Hydrometeorology
 METEO 4212  Dynamic Meteorology I and II
 METEO 520  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
 METEO 537  Radar Meteorology
 METEO 570  Nonlinear Dynamics Seminar
 Miscellaneous
 EMCH 540  Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
 GEOSC 402W  Natural Disasters
 GEOSC 412  Water Resources Geochemistry
 IE 402  Advanced Engineering Economy
 Numerical Modeling
 ABE 513  Applied Finite Element, Finite Difference,
and Boundary Element Methods
 EMCH 560  Finite Element Analysis
 EMCH 562  Boundary Element Analysis
 GEOSC 561  Mathematical Modeling in the Geosciences
 PNG 511  Numerical Solution of the Partial
Differential Equations of Flow in Porous Media
 MATH 451  Numerical Computation
 MATH 4556  Introduction to Numerical Analysis I and
II
 MATH 5234  Numerical Analysis I and II
 MATH 551  Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential
Equations
 MATH 552  Numerical Solution of Partial Differential
Equations
 MATH 555  Numerical Optimization Techniques
 ME 540  Numerical Solutions Applied to Heat Transfer
and Fluid Mechanics Problems
 ME 563  Nonlinear Finite Elements
 Optimization
 IE 468  Optimization Modeling and Methods
 IE 505  Linear programming
 IE 510  Integer Programming
 IE 520  Goal Programming
 IE 521  Nonlinear Programming
 Probability and Statistics
 EE 560  Stochastic Processes and Estimation
 IE 516  Stochastic Processes
 STAT 510  Applied Time Series Analysis
 STAT 515  Stochastic Processes I
 STAT 517  Probability Theory I
 STAT 519  Topics in Stochastic Processes
 STAT 548  Environmetrics
 Remote Sensing
 FOR 455  Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Handling
 FOR 555  Multispectral Remote Sensing
 METEO 433  Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems
 Surface Hydrology
 ABE 467  Design Hydrology and Sedimentology
 FOR 517  Forest Microclimatology
 FOR 519  Forest Hydrology
 Transport Phenomena
 CHE 413  Mass Transfer Operations
 CHE 446  Introduction to Transport Phenomena
 CHE 448  Advanced Mass Transfer Operations
