History

BSc. Degree in Water Science and Engineering Department

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Established in 1988

Undergraduate studies offer a series of basic and applied courses in the area of general irrigation, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, soil-water-plant relationship, agricultural meteorology, surface and pressurized irrigation system design, drainage principles, drainage engineering, soil and water conservation, geology, groundwater, hydro-informatics, water supply and wastewater systems, and river hydraulics. In addition, the program also offers a broad general engineering education. The program also includes elements of geo-mechanical, water conveyance structures and pumping systems engineering.

MSc. Degree in Water Science and Engineering Department

Established in 1996

MSc. Degree is offered in the following fields: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Meteorology, Water Resources, and Water Structures Engineering

The Water Science and Engineering Master's degree provides an in-depth study of the skills and tools demanded by the rigors of the water profession. The two years program helps the students to build their technical competencies in different areas such as Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology, Water Resources, and Water Structures Engineering. After graduation they will be ready to be employed by consulting engineering, utilities, government or regulatory agencies looking to augment their skills in the water profession.

PhD Degree in Water Science and Engineering Department

Established in 2007

PhD Degree is offered in the following fields: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Meteorology, and Water Structures Engineering.

Doctoral students should perform research at levels that contribute new knowledge to the field of water science and engineering; considering the fact that the purpose of doctoral research is in constant evolution. At Water Science and Engineering Department of FUM the doctoral programs are aimed to prepare researchers for employment in universities as well as scientific private sectors and governmental institutes. Doctoral candidates are admitted to programs only if they can convincingly demonstrate that their research proposal will significantly contribute to the existing knowledge in the field they have applied for. The doctoral degree qualifies them to hold a university professorship or conduct research in an academic setting. At PhD level, the doctoral research gives students the needed skills to excel in academia, developing hypotheses, testing those theories by studying, observing or conducting experiments, and modifying those assumptions based on the data collected. Upon completion of the research, doctoral candidates present their conclusions to experts in the field and orally defend their findings before a panel of scholars. Currently, PhD candidates are accepted in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Meteorology, and Water Structures Engineering branches of the department.

Key Words: Irrigation, Drainage, Water Resources, Water Structures, Agricultural Meteorology, Engineering.