Civil & Environmental Engineering (MS)
Within the Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology Program, the focus is on the movement of surface and groundwater and, jointly with Environmental Engineering and Science, atmospheric related topics (discussed below). With respect to water, attention is given to the environmental and economic factors important in planning water resources. Environmental fluid mechanics courses address fluid and sediment transport and mixing processes, turbulence and its modeling, the fluid mechanics of stratified flows, natural flows in coastal waters, estuaries, lakes and open channels, atmospheric flows and experimental methods. Hydrology courses consider stochastic methods in both surface and subsurface hydrology, watershed hydrology and modeling, and flow and transport in porous media. Planning courses highlight issues related to sustainable water resources development, both in the U.S. and in developing countries.