Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Hydrologic Science and Engineering Courses

Courses
 
 
In the HSE program, students select their courses in consultation with their advisor to match their specific needs and interests.  No specific courses are required at the masters or doctoral level, which allows each student maximum flexibility to tailor their education.  Typically, students take courses in physical, groundwater, and urban hydrology, hydraulics, watershed modeling, geographical information systems (GIS), 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.

Civil engineering courses that are commonly taken by HSE students:

  • CIVE 413 Environmental River Mechanics
  • CIVE 423 Groundwater Engineering
  • CIVE 440 Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • CIVE 512 Irrigation Systems Design
  • CIVE 513 Morphodynamic Modeling
  • CIVE 514 Hydraulic Structures/Systems
  • CIVE 519 Irrigation Water Management
  • CIVE 520 Physical Hydrology
  • CIVE 521 Hydrometry
  • CIVE/WR 524 Modeling Watershed Hydrology
  • CIVE 525 Water Engineering: International Development
  • CIVE 530 Environ Engr at the Water-Energy-Health Nexus
  • CIVE 531 Groundwater Hydrology
  • CIVE 532 Wells and Pumps
  • 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 547 Statistics for Environmental Monitoring
  • CIVE 549 Drainage and Wetland Engineering
  • CIVE 572 Analysis of Urban Water Systems
  • CIVE 573 Urban Stormwater Management
  • CIVE 575 Sustainable Water and Waste Management
  • CIVE 576 Engineering Applications in GIS and GPS
  • CIVE 577 GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CIVE 612 Open Channel Flow
  • CIVE 613 River Restoration Design
  • CIVE 622 Risk Analysis of Water/Environmental Systems
  • CIVE 625 Quantitative Eco-Hydrology
  • CIVE 631 Computational Methods in Subsurface Systems
  • CIVE 638 Groundwater Quality and Contaminant Transport
  • CIVE 695C Independent Study – Hydrology and Water Resources
  • CIVE 716 Erosion and Sedimentation
  • CIVE 717 River Mechanics
  • CIVE 721 Stochastic Water and Environmental Systems
  • CIVE 724 River Basin Morphology

Other courses that are commonly taken by HSE students:

  • ATS 601 Atmospheric Dynamics
  • ATS 606 Introduction to Climate
  • ATS 652 Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • ATS 753 Global Hydraulic Cycle
  • AREC 540 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • AREC 541 Environmental Economics
  • AREC 542 Applied Advanced Water Resource Economics
  • ECOL 505 Foundations of Ecology
  • ECOL 610 Ecosystem Ecology
  • ECOL 620 Applications in Landscape Ecology
  • ENGR 510 Engineering Optimization: Method/Application
  • ENGR 520 Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems
  • ENGR 522 Object-Oriented GIS Programming for Engineers
  • ENGR 550 Numerical Methods in Science and Engineering
  • ESS 501 Principles of Ecosystem Sustainability
  • ESS 575 Models for Ecological Data
  • GEOL 454 Geomorphology
  • GEOL 551 Groundwater Modeling
  • GEOL 652 Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GRAD 510 Fundamentals of High-Performance Computing
  • GRAD 511 High Performance Computing and Visualization
  • GRAD 592 Water Resources Seminar
  • MATH 510 Linear 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 and Image Analysis
  • NR 504 Computer Analysis of Remote Sensing Data
  • NR 505 Concepts in GIS
  • NR 506 GIS Methods for Resource Management
  • NR 510 Ecosystem Services—Theory and Practice
  • NR 512 Spatial Statistical Modeling-Natural Resources
  • NR 523 Quantitative Spatial Analysis
  • NR 554 Ecological and Social Agent-based Modeling
  • SOCR 522 Micrometeorology
  • SOCR 470 Soil Physics
  • SOCR 471 Soil Physics Laboratory
  • SOCR 490 Hydrus-1D Workshop
  • SOCR 530 Scientific Writing
  • 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 523 Quantitative Spatial Analysis
  • STAT 525 Analysis of Time Series I
  • STAT 530 Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 540 Data Analysis and Regression
  • WR 474 Snow Hydrology
  • WR 511 Water Resource Development
  • WR 512 Water Law for Non-Lawyers
  • WR 514 GIS and Data Analysis for Water Resources
  • WR 574 Advanced Snow Hydrology
  • WR 575 Snow Hydrology Field Methods
  • WR 616 Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes