Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage

The Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage (HID) program educates students in the field of open channel and groundwater hydraulics in combination with engineering principles and to support useful plant life, with minimum degradation of soil and water resources. The primary objective is to understand soil, water and plant relationships and how they can be applied to better manage surface and groundwater resources in the production of food and fiber. HID Engineering program, especially at the graduate level, is structured to be interdisciplinary. In addition to increasing their understating of engineering fundamentals, students are encouraged to appreciate environmental and ecological effects of irrigated agriculture. This is important since irrigated agriculture has come under increasing criticism for being a heavy user of scarce water resources due to climate change and for polluting soil and water resources.

Website link: http://water.muet.edu.pk/hydroinformatics

Recommended Elective Courses

  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
  • Conjunctive Surface/Groundwater Management
  • Sediment Transport and Management
  • Hydraulic Structure Design

Scheduling of Courses/Research for MS

Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
First Semester
1 Sustainable Development and WEF Nexus 3.0 Common
2 Irrigation Water Management 3.0 Core
3 Open Channel Hydraulics 3.0 Core
4 Agricultural Land Drainage 3.0 Core
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Second Semester
1 Hydro-informatics: Data Management and Analysis 3.0 Common
2 Policy, Law and Community 3.0 Core
3 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 3.0 Core
4 Groundwater Hydraulics 3.0 Core
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Third Semester
1 Elective Course-1 3.0 Elective
2 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Core
3 Preparation of Research proposal, Data Collection,Seminar etc. 0.0 Core
Total 3.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Fourth Semester
1 Research/Thesis 6.0 Elective
Total 6.0

Scheduling of Courses/Research for PhD

Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
First Semester
1 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation 3.0 Core
2 Research Methodology 3.0 Core
3 Advanced GIS Applications and Remote Sensing 3.0 Core
4 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Core
Total 9.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Second Semester (3 Elective Course)
1 Innovations in Agriculture Water Management 3.0 Elective
2 Waterlogging and Salinity Control in Irrigated Environments 3.0 Elective
3 Water Resources System Analysis 3.0 Elective
4 Water Control and Measurement 3.0 Elective
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Elective
Total 9.0