X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Water Resources Engineering Program (WRE)

School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 2
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
Semester 3
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
One of:
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
MICR*2420 [0.50] Introduction to Microbiology
Semester 4
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2550 [0.50] Water Management
ENGG*2560 [0.50] Environmental Engineering Systems
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 5
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
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3220 [0.50] Groundwater Engineering
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
1.00 restricted electives
Semester 7
ENGG*3340 [0.50] Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Engineering
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
ENGG*4360 [0.75] Soil-Water Conservation Systems Design
ENGG*4370 [0.75] Urban Water Systems Design
1.00 restricted electives
Semester 8
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)

The Engineering Program requires Water Resources Engineering students to complete the following combination of elective credits to complete their program:

  • 1.00 credits from the WRE-1 Water Resources Engineering electives

  • 1.00 credits from the WRE-2 Environmental and Water Resources electives

  • 2.00 credits from Complementary Studies electives

Consult the Program Guide for further information on the prerequisite requirements specific to each elective. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

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