Online 30-Hour Course Work Only Masters Degree With Specialization
in Water Resources Planning and Management
The University of Florida (UF) offers Master of Science and Master
of Engineering degrees with a specialization in water resources
planning and management. Admission is competitive and subject to the
rules of the UF Graduate School. The curriculum is designed to
provide a comprehensive base in the fundamentals of water resources
planning and management. The program includes courses on: water
resources planning, decision support systems, ecology, water
resources infrastructure, economics, water flow, and quantitative
methods. The complete program is available online. It maintains the
high academic standards of the University of Florida. For additional
information on the program contact Dr. James Heaney. at
(352)-392-7344, or .
Students having a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering (also
other specialties, upon approval) are eligible for enrollment
providing they meet requirements for admission to the Graduate
http://www.ufl.edu/students for details). Admission requirements
include a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division undergraduate
work, and a score of 1000 or more on the General Test of the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). FFor details on enrollment see below, and contact the academic
office at 352-392-0842,
Requirements Students are required to take the four required courses and six
elective courses from the list shown below. Additional information
regarding these courses is available at the EDGE site (http://www.ufedge.ufl.edu).
Four Required Online Courses
EES 6318-Principles of Industrial
EES 6051-Advanced Environmental Planning
& Design (3 cr) , OR
EES 6007-Advanced Energy and Environment
(3 cr), OR
ENV 6932R-Restoration Planning (3 cr)
ENV 5075-Environmental Policy (3 cr)
ENV 6441-Water Resources Planning and
Management (3 cr)
Six Elective Online Courses Choose from this list of 23 online courses:
CGN 5115—Civil Engineering Feasibility Studies (3 cr) CGN 5605—Public Works Planning (3 cr) CGN 5606—Public Works Management (3 cr) CGN 6905F—Engineering Project Management EES 5305C—Ecological and General Systems (3 cr) EES 5306—Energy Analysis (3 cr) EES 5307—Ecological Engineering (3 cr) EGM 6341—Numerical Methods of Engineering Analysis (3 cr) EIN 6357—Advanced Engineering Economy (3 cr) EML 5311—Control Systems Theory (3 cr) ENV 5415—Environmental Health (3 cr) ENV 6556—Advanced Wastewater Treatment Operations (3 cr) ENV 6932D—Stormwater System Design (3 cr) ENV 6932—Hydraulic Systems Design (3 cr) ENV 6932K—Spring Ecosystems (3 cr) ENV 6932—Wetland Treatment Systems (3 cr) ENV 6932L—Advanced Environmental Hydrology (3 cr) ENV 6932Q—Green Engineering Design and Sustainability (3 cr) ENV 6932R—Restoration Planning (3 cr) ENV 6932—Environmental Institutions and Regulations (3 cr) ESI 5236—Reliability Engineering (3 cr) ESI 6314—Deterministic Methods in Oper. Res. (4 cr) ESI 6321—Applied Probability Methods in Engineering (3 cr)
Online Course Descriptions for the
Master’s Program in Water Resources Planning and Management
ENV 5075 - Environmental Policy (3)
Policy analysis, policymaking, and policy implementation. Analytical
methods for evaluating alternative policies. Legal, social,
political, and economic patterns and processes which shape the
climate within which environmental policy is made.
ENV 6441 - Water Resources Planning
and Management (3) Principles and practice of water resources
planning and management. Protocols employed at local, state,
federal, regional and international levels. Plan formulation,
evaluation, and implementation. Stakeholder involvement in planning
processes. Analytical tools. Case studies.
EES 6051 - Advanced Environmental
Planning and Design (3) Sustainable communities and regions.
Quantitative methods for evaluation of environmental impacts and
carrying capacity. Theories of spatial and temporal organization of
systems of humanity and nature.
EES 5307 - Ecological Engineering (3)
Principles and practices in design and management of environment
with society; systems concepts for organization of organization of
humanity, technology, and nature.
AEB 6933 - Natural Resource and
Environmental Policy (3) Prereq: Introductory economics course or
consent of instructor. A study of the role of government in natural
resource and environmental management. Discusses the rationale for
government role. Includes historical perspective on the evolution of
natural resource and environmental policies and programs. Surveys
current public policies and programs at the state and federal
government levels, and identifies institutions which address
international and global and environmental issues. Considers the
role of economist as policy analyst, providing information on likely
consequences of policy options.
ENV 6932 - The Global Environment
Policies and Institutions (3) A study of global environmental
policies, laws, and institutions. Issues of coordinating
environmental policies among international governing bodies,
nations, and state and local governments. Links between global
environmental policy and sustainable development.
EES 6007 - Advanced Energy and
Environment (3) Energy basis for systems of humanity and nature,
including principles of systems ecology, ecological economics, and
ENV 6905 - Capstone Plan (3) A water
resources planning project having relevance to contemporary water
management issues in a selected region is undertaken. The objective
is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply the subject
matter covered in the Water Resources Planning and Management
Specialization to a practical planning assignment.
CGN 5605 - Public Works Planning (3)
Functional approach to planning and implementation of public works
needs with emphasis on role of the engineer.
CGN 5606 - Public Works Management (3)
Nature of profession, duties, and administrative responsibilities.
Organization and management of operating divisions with emphasis on
the role of the engineer.
CGN 5115 - Civil Engineering
Feasibility Studies (3) Beginning with the basic principles of
Engineering Economy, this course takes a student through the
concepts of interest and equivalence through more complex analysis
of project feasibility and life-cycle design using economic
principles such as Rate of Return, Incremental Analysis,
Depreciation, Inflation, Replacement Analysis, and others. Students
completing this course should become proficient at using financial
considerations in evaluating proposed projects as well as evaluating
the impact of monetary considerations on current projects.
SWS 5234 - Environmental Soil, Water,
and Land Use (3) Suitability of soils for different uses; proper use
of soil survey reports, topographic maps and related information;
relationships between land uses and water behavior in soils and
landscapes; water use and allocation.
SWS 5720C - GIS in Land Resource
management (3) Introduction to basic concepts and use of “Arc GIS”
to address land resource management issues.
SWS 5246 - Water Resource
Sustainability (3) Quantitative description of effects of human
impacts on hydrologic ecosystems (aquifers, watersheds, coastal
zones, lakes and wetlands). Case studies illustrate detrimental
effects of unsustainable resource utilization and beneficial
EES 6318 - Principles of Industrial
Ecology (3) The linkage of industrial activity with environmental
and social sciences. Corporate environmental management and
environmental ethics. Resources, laws, and economics. Environmental
accounting. Industrial product and process design and life-cycle
assessments. Case studies of corporate environmental policies.