The MSc course in Hydroenvironment Engineering aims to complement an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, or similar, by introducing the course candidates to hydroinformatics, computational hydraulics and environmental hydraulics, including water quality indicator and sediment transport processes in coastal, estuarine and inland waters. Students will have the opportunity to work with some of these models in an extended project.
This course offers an opportunity for updating skills and undertaking advanced studies over a wide range of water engineering topics. It is particularly well suited to those with broad interests in environmental water management. The course is designed to provide an advanced grounding in water engineering at masters level, with core coverage in environmental water management, sediment transport, environmental chemistry, biology of fresh water ecosystems, and numerical modelling. Optional coverage includes geology, highways, and engineering management, along with further studies in water resources.
Water engineering is based on fundamental engineering principles and analysis, but it is a profession in which art, practice and a sense of service to the community also plays an important role. As a result, both specialised skills and a broad vision are demanded of the modern Water Engineer.