Master of Science in Water Resources
The Water Resources Master Program (WRMP) is an interdisciplinary graduate program which offers a Master of Science degree in water-related areas. The program accepts full time and part time students. Students need to complete 30 CHs for graduation including 9 CHs for thesis work. The WRMP covers various aspects related to water resources including (but not limited to) Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainability, Groundwater Hydrology, Surface Water Hydrology, Subsurface Contaminant Hydrology, Water Quality, Risk Assessment, Environmental Engineering and Protection, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Science and Technology, Hydrological and Hydrogeological Modeling, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Desalination, Hydraulic and Coastal Systems, Water Recycling, Water Infrastructure, Water Resources Planning and Assessment using GIS and Remote Sensing, and Water Economics and Policy. The participation of several experts from different university colleges conforms to the multidisciplinary nature of the program and brings deep knowledge on enormous practical applications related to water resources.
- Educate and train graduate students to become competent in relevant issues of water resources.
- Allow the program graduates, who may already be working in related institutions, to provide leadership and technical assistance to their institutions on water-resource related issues in accordance with the national needs.
- Enrich and strengthen cooperation and scientific research in the field of water resources on national, regional, and international levels.
- Motivate students to be easily engaged in life-learning experience in various areas related to Water Resources.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Gain comprehensive knowledge on Water Resources Assessment, Development and Management with specific reference to arid regions conditions
- Acquire skills to address contemporary issues related to Water Resources and understand their social and economic impacts.
- Develop skills of utilizing modern assessment and prediction tools related to water resources including field tests and computer software.
- Communicate effectively and produce professional reports related to various disciplines of Water Resources.
- Apply basic concepts in management, public policy and leadership in various areas of water resources.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 30 hours