Hydraulic Engineering, Stream Restoration & River Mechanics

Courses

The courses that students take in this program are selected to match the specific interests and needs of each student. The final choice of courses is made by the student with the approval of the advisor and thesis committee. Core courses required at the masters or doctoral level are listed below. Typically, students take courses in hydraulics, hydrology, water resources planning and management, and geosciences. Students also commonly take courses in areas such as watershed science, stream ecology, fisheries, geographic information systems, statistics, and ecosystem science.

Required Courses

MS requirement:
  • CIVE 612 - Open Channel Flow
  • CIVE 716 - Erosion and Sedimentation OR CIVE 502 Fluid Mechanics
Ph.D. requirement:
  • CIVE 612 - Open Channel Flow
  • CIVE 716 - Erosion and Sedimentation
  • Plus three of the following courses:
    • CIVE 502 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CIVE 514 - Hydraulic Structures/Systems
    • CIVE 604 - Fluid Turbulance and Modeling
    • CIVE 613 - Stream Rehabilitation Design
    • CIVE 717 - River Mechanics

Partial List of Elective Courses

  • BZ 470 - Freshwater Biology
  • BZ 471 - Stream Biology & Ecology
  • BZ 472 - Stream Biology & Ecology Lab
  • BZ 474 - Limnology
  • CIVE 413 - Environmental River Mechanics
  • CIVE 440 - Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • CIVE 510 - Applied Hydraulic System Design
  • CIVE 512 - Irrigation Systems Design
  • CIVE 514 - Hydraulic Structures/Systems
  • CIVE 516 - Water Control and Measurement
  • CIVE 520 - Physical Hydrology
  • CIVE 521 - Hydrometry
  • CIVE 522 - Engineering Hydrology
  • CIVE 525 - Water Engineering: International Development
  • CIVE 524 - Modeling Watershed Hydrology
  • CIVE 538 - Aqueous Chemistry
  • CIVE 539 - Water and Wastewater Analysis
  • CIVE 542 - Water Quality Modeling
  • CIVE 544 - Water Resources Planning and Management
  • CIVE 547 - Statistics for Environmental Monitoring
  • CIVE 549 - Drainage and Wetlands Engineering
  • CIVE 576 - Engineering Applications of GIS and GPS
  • CIVE 577 - GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CIVE 592 - Environmental Engineering Seminar
  • CIVE 613 - Stream Rehabilitation Design
  • CIVE 622 - Risk Analysis of Water/Environmental Systems
  • CIVE 680 - Fluvial Hydraulics & Computational Modeling
  • CIVE 695 - Independent Study-Hydraulics
  • CIVE 717 - River Mechanics
  • CIVE 721 - Stochastic Water and Environmental Systems
  • AREC 340 - Water Law
  • ECOL 505 - Foundations of Ecology
  • ECOL 610 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • FW 540 - Fisheries Ecology
  • FW 544 - Ecotoxicology
  • FW 555 - Conservation Biology
  • GEOL 652 - Fluvial Geomorphology
  • NR 505 - Concepts in GIS
  • NR 506 - GIS Methods for Resource Management
  • NR 523 - Quantitative Spatial Statistics
  • NR 621 - Design of Geographic Information Systems
  • NR 660 - Biogeochemical Cycling in Ecosystems
  • RS 478 - Restoration Ecology
  • SOCR 442 - Forest and Range Soils
  • SOCR 455 - Soil Microbiology
  • SOCR 467 - Soil and Environmental Chemistry
  • SOCR 470 - Soil Physics
  • STAT 511 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I
  • STAT 512 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II
  • WR 516 - Cumulative Effects and Watershed Analysis
  • WR 616 - Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes
  • WR 714 - Water Quality for Wildland Managers