Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures Program


Program Description

The Nile River in Egypt has supported the longest civilization over the world. Water engineers deal with the control and utilization of water by society. The program aims at providing well educated civil engineers with special expertise in the physical processes of water flow essential to the understanding, protection, and improvement of the environment. The program also aims at preparing its graduates to appreciate sustainable integrated water systems. This will support preparing engineers that can meet the present and future challenges in Egypt, the Arab Countries and the River Nile riparian countries are facing.

Career Prospects

Water engineers use their expertise in areas such as hydraulics, hydrology, fluid mechanics, coastal and river engineering, water resources management and planning, and mathematics and computer analysis to solve problems associated with the control and use of water and developing sustainable water systems. This includes flood control and protection, urban infrastructure systems, hydraulic structures, hydroelectric power development, road and pipeline river crossings, irrigation, drainage, coastal and bank erosion protection, and marine and river navigation facilities. Graduates of the program can work with

  1. Government authorities,
  2. Design firms designing different water systems,
  3. Urban infrastructure authorities,
  4. Coastal engineers developing coastal environment systems,
  5. Roads drainage design either with authorities or design firms
  6. Water resources management authority.

Program Concentrations

There are no specified concentrations in this Program.

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Civil Discipline (B-Level), the Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • C1: Identify principles in the fields of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, irrigation and drainage, hydrology, water resources, and apply principles of GIS in water engineering.
  • C2: Design and analyse crossing structures, control structures, navigation structures, harbour structures, storage work and produce civil drawings.
  • C3: Consider environmental issues in hydraulics, coastal engineering, ground water and surface water hydrology, river engineering, water quality, climate change, conduct field and laboratory measurements, and assess environmental impact of water engineering projects.
  • C4: Plan and design irrigation and drainage systems, hydraulic networks, sustainable drainage systems and pump stations.
  • C5: Demonstrate knowledge in the fields of water concrete structures, foundation of water structures, sanitary works, roadways and transportation systems and their codes of practice and standards.
  • C6: Use some computer programs and information technology in the field of water engineering and hydraulic structures.

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 25 List of Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
General Civil Engineering Requirements Courses 68 116 2900 55 39 13 107
CEI411s Hydraulic Networks 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CEI331s Design of Irrigation Works 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI332s Hydraulic Structures (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI431s Hydraulic Structures (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI432s Hydraulic Structures (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI341s Coastal Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI441s Port Engineering and navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI351s Environmental Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI451s Ground Water Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI361s Water Resources Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI461s Geographic Information Systems in water Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 2 4
CEP212s Engineering Surveying 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEP322s Transportation and Roads Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP352s Sanitary Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES465s Foundation Engineering of Water Structures (1) 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Water Engineering Group A Elective Course (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group B Elective Course (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group C Elective Course (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group D Elective Course (4) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI491s Water Engineering Graduation Project 6 12 300 0 12 0 12
Total 172 320 8000 143 105 31 279
Water Engineering Group A Elective
CEI413s Environmental Hydraulics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI442s Coastal Environment Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
CEI462s Water Quality 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI464s Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources field 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group B Elective
CEI412s Pump Stations Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI414s River Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI415s Lab and Field Measurements in Water Resources field 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI433s Dams Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI465s Non-Conventional Water Resources 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group C Elective
CEI421s Sustainable Drainage Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI422s Advanced Irrigation Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI434s Advanced Hydraulic Structures 2 5 125 2 1 0 3
CEI443s Inland Navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI463s Environmental Impact Assessment in water Engineering Projects 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group D Elective
CES426s Design of Water Concrete Structures 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CES466s Foundation Engineering of Water Structures (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 172 320 8000 143 105 31 279

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
CES111s Structural Mechanics (1) 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM031s )
CES151s Structures and Properties of Construction Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031s )
CEP111s Plane Surveying (1) 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
CEI111s Fluid Mechanics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031s )
Total 18 30 750 15 11 3 29
Semester 4
CES112s Structural Mechanics (2) 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( CES111s )
CES152s Properties and Testing of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( CES151s )
CEP112s Plane Surveying (2) 3 5 125 2 1 2 5 ( CEP111s )
CEI112s Hydraulics (1) 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( CEI111s )
CEI131s Civil Drawing 2 5 125 1 3 0 4 ( CEP011s )
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 19 32 800 15 10 4 29
Semester 5
CES211s Structural Analysis (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES112s )
CES221s Concrete Design (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CES112s )
CES251s Concrete Technology (1) 3 4 100 2 2 2 6 ( CES152s )
CEP211s Topographic Surveying (1) 2 5 125 2 1 1 4 ( CEP112s )
CEI211s Hydraulics (2) 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( CEI112s )
CES261s Geology and Geotechnical Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( CES112s )
CEI261s Engineering Economics and Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 16 30 750 14 9 5 28
Semester 6
CEP212s Engineering Surveying 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CEP211s )
CES212s Structural Analysis (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES211s )
CES222s Concrete Design (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CES221s )
CES252s Concrete Technology (2) 3 4 100 3 1 1 5 ( CES251s )
CES223s Design Principles 1 2 50 1 1 0 2 ( CES221s )
CEI221s Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 4 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( CEI211s )
CES262s Geotechnical Engineering (1) 2 3 75 2 1 1 4 ( CES261s )
Total 18 28 700 15 10 2 27
Semester 7
CEI331s Design of Irrigation Works 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI221s ) AND ( CES262s )
CEI351s Environmental Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI221s )
CEP322s Transportation and Roads Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( PHM111s )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
CES321s Design of Concrete Floors 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES222s )
CES341s Design and Behavior of steel Structures (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES212s )
CES361s Geotechnical Engineering (2) 2 3 75 2 1 0 3 ( CES262s )
Total 16 27 675 14 9 0 23
Semester 8
CEI332s Hydraulic Structures (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI131s ) AND ( CEI331s )
CEI341s Coastal Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI211s OR CEI212s ) AND ( CES361s OR CES364s )
CEI361s Water Resources Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI351s )
CEP352s Sanitary Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CEI211s )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
CES322s Design of Concrete Halls 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES321s )
CES342s Design and Behavior of steel Structures (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES341s )
Total 17 30 750 14 10 0 24
Semester 9
CEI411s Hydraulic Networks 3 5 125 2 1 2 5 ( CEI211s )
CEI431s Hydraulic Structures (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI332s ) AND ( CES361s )
CEI441s Port Engineering and navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI341s )
CEI461s Geographic Information Systems in water Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 2 4 ( CEP212s OR CEP312s )
CES465s Foundation Engineering of Water Structures (1) 3 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( CES361s )
Water Engineering Group A Elective Course (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group B Elective Course (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 16 29 725 14 7 4 25
Semester 10
CEI432s Hydraulic Structures (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI431s ) AND ( CES465s )
CEI451s Ground Water Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI111s OR CEI113s ) AND ( CES361s OR CES364s )
CEI491s Water Engineering Graduation Project 6 12 300 0 12 0 12
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Water Engineering Group C Elective Course (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Group D Elective Course (4) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CES271s Project Management Essentials in Construction 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI261s OR CES171s )
Total 18 34 850 12 17 0 29