Water Resources Engineering

2 students standing in a river using stream gauging device

Water Resources Engineering focuses on the use and management of land and water resources in rural and urban watersheds.

A growing population and the need for clean water demands Water Resources Engineers to develop solutions that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable.  Water Resources Engineering combines elements of other disciplines such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, agriculture, planning and geography in a unique combination ideally suited to address society's concerns and needs surrounding water.

Students design and develop creative solutions to protect groundwater, soil, wetlands, streams and lakes to ensure that the development of new water supplies not disrupt natural processes.  Students learn to apply engineering analysis and computer models to identify water resources problems and design engineering solutions to these challenges.


Academic Sequence  |  Regular Stream

YEAR FALL WINTER SUMMER
1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Off
2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Off
3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Off
4 Semester 7 Semester 8 Graduate!

Academic Sequence  |  Co-op Stream

YEAR FALL WINTER SUMMER
1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Off
2 Semester 3 Semester 4 4-month work term
3 Semester 5 8-month work term
4-month work term 4-month work term
4 Semester 6 Semester 7 8-month   >
4-month work term
5 <   work term Semester 8 Graduate!
4-month work term