Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics Program By Duke University |Top Universities

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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Curriculum: Research degree comprised of advanced technical coursework and a thesis (MS) in a chosen discipline. Professional Interests: Research or technology development in industry or government. Ideal Candidates: Seeking a career in a research environment or want to use a master's program as preparation to apply for a doctoral program Interested in working in areas such as technology development and product design Willing to work in interdisciplinary research groups to gain practical research skills Interested in co-authoring published research and presenting to professional peers Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics Graduate study in environmental engineering is highly interdisciplinary and offers students tremendous flexibility in crafting a graduate program that suits individual interests. Research focuses on some of the most modern open problems in environmental fluid dynamics, hydrology and water resources. Ongoing research topics include: hydrometeorology (rainfall dynamics, land-atmosphere interaction, remote sensing), eco-hydrology (impact of hydroclimatic variability on ecosystems and feedbacks on the hydrologic cycle and local climate), contaminant transport hydrology (surface-subsurface interactions), water cycle dynamics and human health, and stochastic hydrology. In addition to courses offered within the Pratt School of Engineering, students may take courses from Duke's professional schools and institutes including the Nicholas School for the Environment and Earth Sciences, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Within the MS/PhD course and research opportunities offered for Duke graduate environmental engineering students, there are two tracks of study encompassing water resource engineering, hydrology, environmental fluid dynamics, and chemical and biological aspects of pollution of water, atmosphere, and soil, among others.