Program Details

M.Tech in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resource Engineering

  • About the program

    Water resources engineering is the quantitative study of the hydrologic cycle, the distribution and circulation of water linking the earth's atmosphere, land and oceans. Applications include the management of the urban water supply, the design of urban storm-sewer systems, and flood forecasting.
    Hydraulic engineering consists of the application of fluid mechanics to water flowing in an isolated environment (pipe, pump) or in an open channel (river, lake, ocean). Civil engineers are primarily concerned with open channel flow, which is governed by the interdependent interaction between the water and the channel. Applications include the design of hydraulic structures, such as sewage conduits, dams and breakwaters, the management of waterways, such as erosion protection and flood protection, and environmental management, such as prediction of the mixing and transport of pollutants in surface water. Hydroelectric-power development, water supply, irrigation and navigation are some familiar applications of water resources engineering involving the utilization of water for beneficial purposes. More recently, concern for preserving our natural environment and meeting the needs of developing countries has increased the importance of water resources engineering.

Scope of the Program:

Civil engineers play a vital role in the optimal planning, design and operation of water resource systems. Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering is a leading consulting and research field of the Civil Engineering Department. It deals with the complicated water engineering problems relating to groundwater, hydrology, river flow and floodplain management, sediment transport, stratified flow, pipe flow, hydraulic structures, water distribution and climate change. Water resources engineering is the study and management of equipment, facilities and techniques that are used to manage and preserve life’s most plentiful resource. In addition to assessing how and the best ways in which to control water as it pertains to water-related activities – such as irrigation, waste disposal and canal development – water resource engineers are also frequently involved in water management to ensure that it’s safe to drink both for humans, plants and animal usage. Water resource engineers may be tasked with the awesome responsibility of ensuring that the planning and management of available water supply are adequately leveraged and remain safe to use for as long as possible.

Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering is concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids, principally water. This area of civil engineering is intimately related to the design of bridges, dams, channels, canals, levees and environmental engineering. Hydraulic and Water Resource Engineering is the application of fluid mechanics principles to problems dealing with the collection, storage, control, transport, regulation, measurement, and use of water. Application of Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering includes fluid mechanics, fluid flow, the behaviour of real fluids, hydrology, pipelines, open channel hydraulics, mechanics of sediment transport, physical modelling, hydraulic machines, and drainage hydraulics.

Those with water resources engineering jobs play a uniquely important role in the preservation and furtherance of Earth’s most abundant resource. Approximately three-quarters of the planet is covered with water, according to most estimates. It’s a good thing that this is the case considering it’s something that all living beings – humans, animals and plants – depend on in order to survive.

USP of the Program

  • Positions are available in large and small consulting firms, and in government departments.
  • Pursuing an advanced degree in civil engineering prepares students to tackle the global challenges in Water Resources.
  • Civil engineers with a master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering have a competitive edge over those with a bachelor’s degree in obtaining leadership positions in the field and also expose the students to the possibilities in research and development.