Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Courses

In the HSE program, students select their courses (in consultation with their advisor) to match their specific interests and needs.  No specific courses are required at the masters or doctoral level, which allows each student maximum flexibility to tailor their education to their interests.  Typically, students take courses in hydrology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, and water resources planning and management.  Students also commonly take courses in other disciplines such as atmospheric science, ecosystem science, geoscience, soil science, mathematics, statistics, and economics.

One possible program of study for a Master of Science student is shown below:

CIVE 520 Physical Hydrology
CIVE 522 Engineering Hydrology
CIVE 525 Water Engineering: International Development
CIVE 531 Groundwater Hydrology
CIVE 544 Water Resources Planning and Management
CIVE 577 GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
CIVE 622 Risk Analysis of Water/Environmental Systems
NR 503Remote Sensing for Resource Management
CIVE 699C Thesis (up to 6 Credits)
Total 30 Credits

One possible program of study for a Ph.D. student is shown below:

ATS 601 Atmospheric Dynamics I
CIVE 524 Modeling Watershed Hydrology
CIVE 612 Open Channel Flow
CIVE 625 Quantitative Eco-Hydrology
CIVE 716 Erosion and Sedimentation
CIVE 799C Dissertation (up to 18 credits)
ENGR 520 Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems
STAT 521 Stochastic Processes I
Total 42 credits (after the MS degree)

Courses that are commonly taken by students in the HSE program include:

ATS 601 Atmospheric Dynamics I
ATS 606 Introduction to Climate
ATS 652 Atmospheric Remote Sensing
ATS 753 Global Hydraulic Cycle
CIVE 413 Environmental River Mechanics
CIVE 423 Groundwater Engineering
CIVE 512 Irrigation Systems Design
CIVE 514 Hydraulic Structures/Systems
CIVE 520 Physical Hydrology
CIVE 521 Hydrometry
CIVE 522 Engineering Hydrology
CIVE/WR 524 Modeling Watershed Hydrology
CIVE 525 Water Engineering: International Development
CIVE 531 Groundwater Hydrology
CIVE 538 Aqueous Chemistry
CIVE 539 Water and Wastewater Analysis
CIVE 542 Water Quality Modeling
CIVE 544 Water Resources Planning and Management
CIVE 545 Management and Monitoring of Water Quality
CIVE 546 Water Resources Systems Analysis
CIVE 549 Drainage and Wetland Engineering
CIVE 572 Analysis of Urban Water Systems
CIVE 573 Urban Stormwater Management    
CIVE 576 Engineering Applications in GIS and GPS
CIVE 577 GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
CIVE 612 Open Channel Flow
CIVE 623 River Restoration Design
CIVE 622 Risk Analysis of Water/Environmental Systems
CIVE 624 Control of Floods and Droughts
CIVE 625Quantitative Eco-Hydrology
CIVE 631 Computational Methods in Subsurface Systems        
CIVE 638 Groundwater Quality and Contaminant Transport
CIVE 695C Independent Student - Hydrology and Water Resources
CIVE 716 Erosion and Sedimentation
CIVE 717 River Mechanics
CIVE 721 Stochastic Water and Environmental Systems
CIVE 722 Large-Scale Hydrology
CIVE 724 River Basin Morphology    
MATH 510 Linear Programming and Network Flows
ENGR 510Engineering Optimization: Method/Application
ENGR 520 Engineering Decision Support/ExpRert Systems
ENGR 550Numerical Methods in Science and Engineering
GEOL 454 Geomorphology
GEOL 652 Fluvial Geomorphology
GRAD 510 Fundamentals of High Performance Computing
GRAD 511 High Performance Computing and Visualization
GRAD 592 Water Resources Seminar
MATH 510Linear Programming and Network Flows
MATH 530 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers    
MATH 532 Mathematical Modeling of Large Data Sets
MATH 540 Dynamical Systems
MATH 561 Numerical Analysis I
MATH 651 Numerical Analysis II
NR 503 Remote Sensing for Resource Management
NR 565 Principles of Natural Resources Ecology
SOCR 470 Soil Physics
SOCR 770 Advanced Soil Physics
STAT 420 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
STAT 430 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II
STAT 511 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I
STAT 512 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II
STAT 520 Introduction to Probability Theory
STAT 521 Stochastic Processes I
STAT 522 Stochastic Processes II
STAT 523 Quantitative Spatial Analysis
STAT 525 Analysis of Time Series I
STAT 526 Analysis of Time Series II
STAT 530 Mathematical Statistics
WR 417 Watershed Measurements
WR 474 Snow Hydrology
WR 516 Cumulative Effects and Watershed Analysis
WR 520 Evapotranspiration
WR 574 Advanced Snow Hydrology
WR 575 Snow Hydrology Field Methods
WR 616 Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes
WR 674 Data Issues in Hydrology