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Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

Students will have a working knowledge of detailed hydraulic and hydrologic design and planning and operation of water resources systems and be prepared to apply these concepts in practice.

  • To provide a curriculum of study for Graduate students that explores hydraulics and water resources engineering topics
  • To introduce basic features of hydraulic and water resources engineering principles that is relevant to professional practice in the field
  • To provide the opportunity for research in particular areas of interest related to hydraulics and water resources engineering

Educational Aims

  • To introduce the principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering and water resources systems to professional practice
  • To familiarize students with experimental and research techniques that are applicable to hydraulics and water resources engineering
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics -

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Work is directed toward research and professional development in such areas as engineering mechanics, engineering materials, highway engineering, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, geomechanics, geo-technical engineering, water resources, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Certain interdisciplinary options such as regional development and urban planning, and environmental engineering are available by combining various areas of the program with programs in other departments. For further information concerning these options, see the College of Engineering web site.

The department also offers a degree in Master of Science, Masters of Engineering, an Accelerated Masters Degree in both MS and ME degrees and has three certificate programs; Advance Transportation, Geoengineering and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering.



College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Karen E Van Winkle
Graduate Program Coordinator
Karen E Van Winkle
Director of Graduate Studies
Jennifer Guohong Duan
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Minimum GPA - 3.00

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) Score - 79 (International)

Minimum IELTS (overall band score) -7 (International)

Required Standardized Test(s) - GRE

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): N/A
Required GRE Subject tests: N/A

Financial Aid

No Financial Aid

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 1
  • Spring: June 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall:Janruary 1
  • Spring: June 1

No Summer Admissions

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA for M.S. Program
  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA during M.S. study for Ph.D. Program

Minimum Credit Hours - 12

Core Courses

CE 522 - Open Channel Flow
CE 523 - Hydrology
CE 526 - Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
CE 527 - Computer Applications in Hydraulics
CE 529 - Special Topics in Hydraulics & Water Resources  Engineering

CE 555 - Soil and Water Resources Engineering
CE 556 - Irrigation Systems Design
CE 622 - Sedimentation Engineering
CE 655 - Stochastic Hydrology

Minor Requirements


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Last revised 13 Sep 2017