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Master of Science in Engineering Concentration in Water Resources Engineering (MSE)

This concentration combines a solid grounding in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology with electives in modeling, water development planning, policy and contaminant fate and transport.

Degree Program Requirements

  1. Indicating the 300 course has been reviewed and deemed to have acceptable rigor, and
  2. Where applicable, identifying the name and course number of the class that the 300-level course will replace.

The MSE program is typically a two-semester program based on course work alone. However, MSE students have the option to complete an independent research project, submitted as a formal essay or group project report. An MSE degree with significant research components will usually require three to four semesters for completion and is generally intended for those students planning to work in engineering practice. Each individual’s program of study is planned by the student in consultation with department faculty and must be approved by the faculty adviser. MSE students select from the concentrations below.

Recommended Electives Note: Students should select elective courses from the list of recommended electives appropriate for each concentration. Students may substitute an alternate course for a recommended elective and should seek approval from their faculty adviser before registering for the substituted course.

Course Program Requirements

Core courses:

**Note: The approved replacement for AS.270.405 Modeling the Hydrological Cycle is EN.570.412 Landscape Hydrology and Watershed Analysis

One course in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, or engineering mathematics, such as:

Additional requirements: an introductory fluid mechanics course. If this prerequisite is lacking, it can be taken as part of the course of study, but the credits will not be counted toward the 30-credit requirement.

Recommended electives include:

**Note that EN.570.676 Stochastic Programming will not be offered in the Spring 2018 Semester. Approved replacements for this course for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year include: