Program #10: 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):

  • Identify principles in the fields of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, irrigation and drainage, hydrology, water resources, and apply principles of GIS in water engineering.
  • Design and analyse crossing structures, control structures, navigation structures, harbour structures, storage work and produce civil drawings.
  • 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.
  • Plan and design irrigation and drainage systems, hydraulic networks, sustainable drainage systems and pump stations.
  • 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.
  • 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.