Water security is one of the main threats facing humanity. Engineers will be the primary professionals tackling this problem. This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to deliver safe/clean water. The programme will also give opportunities to students to study economics and the project management of large projects. Key components of this programme are a focus on understanding and using modern hydraulic modelling tools, and working in design groups.
The core programme modules are: Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering; Hydrological Modelling; Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems; Water Quality; Water Resources in Arid Regions; Applied Field Hydrogeology. Elective modules are available from the following: Computational Methods in Engineering; Global Climate Change; Offshore & Coastal Engineering; Environmental Economics; Project Management; Advanced Engineering Statistics; Estimates and Costing of Engineering Projects.
Along with taught modules, students will complete a group Integrated Design Project. This project simulates real-world working environments. Each student will also complete an individual minor thesis in the area of water resources. This thesis accounts for one third of the overall programme mark.