WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

The graduate program in Water Resources Engineering at San Jose State University offers students the opportunity to study advanced topics in hydrology and hydraulics. A minimum of 15 units of Water Resources Engineering coursework is required. 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Prepare students for their professional careers amd livensure by strengthening their knowledge in their specialization (depth) and extending their skills and knowledge base (Breadth).
  • Provide students advanced proficiencies for professional pratice to enable them to advance in licensing process and equip them for advancement in their career.
  • Improve students’ research skills and prepare them for further graduate study.
  • Provide students with experience and skills for multi-disciplinary and cross-CE disciplinary practices.

OUTCOMES:

  • Students will be able to apply advanced theory and analysis for problem solving.
  • Students will be able to apply modern tools in doing computations, simulations, analysis, and design.
  • Students will be able to synthesize and integrate information in the engineering process.
  • Students will be able to work collaboratively.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively.

COURSES IN THE WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING AREA*:

CE 152

Engineering Hydrology

CE 154

Hydraulic Design

CE 250

Water Resources Engineering

CE 251

Open Channel Hydraulics

CE 252

Advanced Hydrology

CE 253

Advanced Hydraulics

CE 254

Water Resources Systems Management

CE 255

Sediment Transport

CE 256

Sustainable Water Resources Engineering

CE 258

GIS Applications in Water Resources Engineering

CE 298

Special Problems

CE 299

Master's Thesis or Project

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

The curriculum for the MS – Civil Engineering requires completion of 30 semester hours of approved study, with a minimum of 15 units earned in 200-level civil engineering courses. Either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis) may be selected. Minimum requirements for each are:

PLAN A:30 semester units, Major Civil Engineering Area (15-18 units), Individual Research (3 units), Thesis (3 units), Electives (6-9 units).

PLAN B:30 semester units, Major Civil Engineering Area (15-18 units), Approved Minor Area (6-9 units), Electives (6-9 units).

SELECTING A MINOR AND ELECTIVES:

Acceptable areas for minor and electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor. Approved courses may include graduate courses and upper division elective courses in the civil engineering department.

Note: Minor is in civil engineering and CE electives can be taken in civil engineering and other departments from an approved list.

FULFILLING THE ENGLISH WRITING REQUIREMENT:

The university requirement for a final master’s degree examination may be satisfied by a comprehensive examination or an independent study project (a minimum of 2 units of CE 298) with an oral examination. Details of these requirements may be obtained from the department. All students must demonstrate competency in written English. Competency in written English can be fulfilled by passing the WST with a waiver score or by completing one of the following courses: CE 224, CE 225, CE 233, CE 237, CE 240, CE 245, CE 250, CE 267 and CE 279.

STUDENTS WITHOUT A B.S IN CIVIL ENGINEERING:

Students not having a Baccalaureate Degree in Civil Engineering must satisfy the undergraduate equivalents of Chem 1A, Math 30, 31, 32 and 133A, Physics 70 and 71, CE 99, ME 111, CE112, CE 008, CE 130, CE 140, CE 150, CE 170, CE 190 and CE 192; and any additional courses deemed necessary by the student's advisor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the Civil Engineering Department or the respective course advior for more information about this graduate program. 

Water Resource Engineering Engineering Advisor: 

Dr. Juneseok Lee, P.E.             (408) 924-3854               Juneseok.Lee[at]sjsu[dot]edu