X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Water Resources Engineering Program Regular and Co-op (WRE/WRE:C)

School of Engineering, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Water resources engineering focuses on the use and management of land and water resources in rural and urban watersheds. The hydrologic and hydraulic behaviour of watershed flow systems is combined with engineering science and ecological principles in the design of water management systems and strategies. Water management includes flood prevention, warning and control; drainage; design of natural channels; irrigation; and erosion prevention and control. The supply of water for municipal, industrial and agricultural purposes is considered in the context of resource conservation. Identification of potential point and diffused sources of pollutants is used to develop efficient, environmentally sustainable and economical methods to preserve high-quality water to sustain human life and water-dependent ecosystems.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Regular or Co-op
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
Semester 2 - Regular or Co-op
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3 - Regular or Co-op
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
MICR*1020 [0.50] Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology
Semester 4 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
ENGG*2550 [0.50] Water Management
ENGG*2560 [0.50] Environmental Engineering Systems
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Semester 5 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3590 [0.50] Water Quality
ENGG*3650 [0.50] Hydrology
ENGG*3670 [0.50] Soil Mechanics
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 6 - Regular / Semester 7 - Co-op
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
1.50 restricted electives
Semester 7 - Regular / Semester 6 - Co-op
ENGG*3340 [0.50] Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Engineering
ENGG*4360 [0.75] Soil-Water Conservation Systems Design
ENGG*4370 [0.75] Urban Water Systems Design
1.00 restricted electives
Semester 8 (Winter) Regular or Co-op
ENGG*4150 [1.00] Water Resources Engineering Design IV
ENGG*4250 [0.75] Watershed Systems Design
1.00 restricted electives
Note: ENGG*4250 can be taken in Semester 6
Restricted Electives (see Program Guide for more information)

A maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level is allowed for elective requirements.

  • 2.00 credits in Complementary Studies (Students need to take 0.50 credits from each of the three sub-lists noted in the Program Guide. The remaining 0.50 credits can be taken from any Complementary Studies sub-list.)

  • 1.00 credits in Water Resources Engineering electives

  • 0.50 credits in Environmental Resources electives

  • 0.50 credits in Water Resources electives

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1