The Department of Civil Engineering in collaboration with UMCSAWM offered the Master of Science Degree/ Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management (MSc/ PG Dip.)
The M.Sc. / PG Diploma course content has been carefully structured to further enhance theoretical knowledge on design and practical applications, while addressing various aspects pertaining to Water Resources Engineering and Management. Teaching and learning methods are aligned to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. Program structure based on taught courses and Problem Based Learning (PBL) brings together the scientific study of water resources with practical planning and management skills, encouraging participants to study water management from a multi-disciplinary perspective and to seek integrated solutions.

Degree/Diploma programme is structured under the following modules.

  1. Integrated Water Resources Management.
  2. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Planning and Management.
  3. Water Resources Project Planning & Management.
  4. Research Methods for Water Resources Planning and Management.
  5. Water Supply and Sanitation Systems and Water Quality Management.
  6. Advanced Irrigation Water Management for Food and Water Security.
  7. Advanced River Engineering and Estuary Hydraulics.
  8. Advanced Surface and Groundwater Hydrology.
  9. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options for Water Management.
  10. Disaster Risk Assessment, Reduction and Mitigation.
  11. Advanced GIS for Water Resources Management.
  12. Advanced Coastal Engineering and Estuary Management.
  13. Advanced Water Supply and Sanitation Systems for Engineering Applications.
  14. Water Resources Systems and Watershed Management for Planning and Management.
  15. Advanced Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems.
  16. Environmental Assessment of Water and Related Infrastructure Development.
  17. Service Delivery Assessment Concepts for Water Supply and Irrigation System.

The Course Handbook provides required information regarding the eligibility requirements, curriculum, and module syllabi. (download the Course Handbook)
Annually organized field visits to hydraulics or water retaining structures provide opportunities for on-field experiences.

Field visit to Nachchaduwa Reservoir, Sri Lanka

The course has been carefully designed to teach water resources management in the context of the South Asian region and intends to provide the participants with a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of Water Resources Engineering and Management.
Experimental facilities for Irrigation Engineering practices inside the premises provide opportunities for both students and industry personnel to obtain systematic field scale exposure through the facility.

This unique course is designed mainly for practicing civil engineers and scientists to update their knowledge and keep abreast with recent developments in water resources management and hydraulic engineering fields. Laboratory experiments undertaken at the well-equipped laboratory of Hydraulics Engineering and Water Resources Management Division of University of Moratuwa.

Hydraulics Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa