Water Resources Engineering and Management

Water Resources Engineering and Management


Kish International Campus

Master of Science Program in

Water Resources Engineering and Management


Introduction

Many regions of the world are increasingly facing challenges when it comes to managing water. The nature of these challenges differs from one location to the next. It may relate to having too little water while water demands are growing (water scarcity), too much water (flooding), and water of poor quality rendering it unfit to sustain aquatic ecosystems and/or containing the provision of water to people, industry and agriculture. Addressing these challenges requires that water managers apply an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, taking into account hydrological, biophysical, chemical, social, economic, institutional, legal, policymaking and planning aspects. The M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering and Management programs provide such an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to study water resources management from a multidisciplinary perspective and to seek integrated solutions for problems selected from real case studies.

 

The graduate programs in Water Resources Engineering and Management are designed to improve the skills of engineers to develop, implement and critically evaluate water management policies and strategies in order to foster inclusive and sustainable use of water and achieve effective governance of water systems. Students learn to take into account variations in social and environmental constraints and resources in formulating water resources management strategies. The programs benefits from integrated and holistic theoretical framework enhanced by several experience-based and case-based instructional methods such as games, which bring together real life situations and game conditions (players, rules, competition, conflict, etc.) and activates students in the learning process. Students of these programs enjoy interacting with lecturers having various educational backgrounds in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, irrigation engineering, chemical engineering, economics, and social sciences. 

 

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering and Management programs are organized by the "Regional Institute for Water Education for West and Central Asia" (RIWE)

through collaboration with:

  • School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran
  • Kish International Campus, University of Tehran

 

M.Sc. Program: Water Resources Engineering and Management

 The M.Sc. program in Water Resources Engineering and Management starts with a foundation phase, in which students are familiarized with engineering skills needed for modeling of water resources systems. In this phase students, should successfully pass the following required courses:

 

Required courses:

Title

Credit

Hours

Water Resources Systems Analysis

3

48

Advanced Hydrology

3

48

Advanced Groundwater

3

48

RS and GIS Application in Civil Engineering

3

48

Seminar

2

32

 

In the second phase of the program, students should successfully pass four elective courses. Before choosing the elective course, students are encouraged to compose a personal portfolio, which reflects their educational and professional background as well as career ambitions. As part of the portfolio students will determine their personal study profile for the remaining part of the program, with guidance by a dedicated mentor and, if applicable, in consultation with their employer. The study profiles can be fully tailor-made based on a broad range of available courses or follow one of the suggested thematic profiles. The thematic profiles and their suggested elective courses are as follows:

 

 

 

 

Water Resources Management Thematic Profile

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Water Governance

3

48

Water Economics 

3

48

Institutional Analysis

3

48

Hydro Politics and Diplomacy

3

48

Water Laws and Protocols

3

48

Value Engineering

3

48

Sustainable Development and Environmental Management

3

48

Meteorology and Climate Change

3

48

 

 

 Urban Water Management Thematic Profile

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering

3

48

Design of Water and Wastewater Networks

3

48

Principals of Water and Wastewater Treatment

3

48

Water Desalination

3

48

Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

3

48

Sustainable Development and Environmental Management

3

48

Value Engineering

3

48

 

Completion of the program can be achieved by conducting M.Sc. research and thesis writing in line with the selected study profile. Once successfully completed this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe and predict for a given water resources system, the main hydrological and environmental processes and how these processes are dynamically linked with human activities, including land use and water service provision.
  • Critically evaluate technical and nontechnical interventions through analysis of implications for the water system, its users and their interrelations.

 

They will also learn some of the required skills for a water resources engineer/manager including: 

  • Good team-work skills
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • IT skills
  • GIS and remote sensing skills 
  • Communication skills 

 

Admission Process

For information about admission process please visit http://kish.ut.ac.ir or contact riwe@ut.ac.ir .