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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Shape the systems that manage human water resources.

The advancement of water resources and solutions is imperative to achieving a sustainable future. Providing clean, uncontaminated water for drinking, living and recreational purposes is a priority becoming more apparent as our communities expand. UCF Online’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering Water Resources prepares you to tackle these evolving water concerns facing our society.

The development of infrastructure that confronts water-related issues is a challenge that water resource engineering addresses hands on. Through this program, you’ll deepen your knowledge on designing and planning approaches necessary to enhance water resources modeling, hydraulics and hydrology. Upon graduation, you’ll leverage emerging technologies to create innovative, effective means of utilizing the water resources we have available to us.

Earning your civil engineering degree online through UCF can lead to an impactful career at consulting firms, construction and construction-related industries, city, county, state, and federal government agencies, and academic institutions. With your degree in hand, you’ll spur on innovation and growth within the field. Get started today and make a difference in the future of water resources everywhere!

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Complete your degree in as little as 2 years, full time

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Groundwater Hydrology

Examine the theories of groundwater movement, geological factors, analysis and design techniques for practical considerations.

Engage in systems identification and solutions to complex water allocation problems. Explore other hydraulic engineering designs and operations using economic analysis and operations research techniques.

Review contemporary computer-based groundwater flow models and their application to environmental engineering problems.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Identify and respond to issues regarding water systems.
  • Manage and analyze groundwater for community use.
  • Assess and model storm surge impact.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Land And Water Asset Manager
  • Planning Analyst
  • Water Resource Specialists
  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Water Systems Modeler