Water & Environmental Management


Civil engineers who work in the field of water and environmental engineering:

  • Manage water resource projects;
  • Maintain the quality of the air, land and water environments;
  • Carry out environmental impact assessments;
  • Control water pollution.

Water projects which require planning, design and construction include:

  • Drinking-water production;
  • Pipelines and pumping stations;
  • Solid waste management facilities;
  • Dams and flood mitigation schemes.
  • Civil engineers design, build and manage these facilities.

In addition to lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students, UCD civil engineering staff engage in research to advance the Engineering science and to develop innovative engineering solutions that will enhance the quality of life on earth for the present and future generations.
The civil engineering program at UCD offers a number of courses in the area of water and environmental engineering including:

  • Chemistry;
  • Environmental Engineering Fundamentals;
  • Mathematical principles which govern the movement of water in rivers and beneath the surface of the earth;
  • Design of water resource systems;
  • Hydraulic design;
  • Treatment process in water and waste engineering.

The School of Civil Engineering at UCD has an international centre of excellence in water resources. The centre offers education and training for postgraduate students and consultancy to various government
departments and engineering companies. It carries out research to develop innovative Engineering solutions that will enhance the quality of life on earth for the present and future generations.
For more information see MYUCD or the Center for Water Resources Research.