Sustainable Water (SW)
The Sustainable Water theme area will provide coursework related to water quantity and quality. The water quantity aspects of the program will be taught through coursework in hydrology and hydraulics, whereas water quality will be taught through coursework related to water treatment and related topics. Broadly speaking, this theme area is intended for learners who have interests related to water supply, water treatment, water reuse, and resource recovery from water, particularly as related to urban and municipal applications. We envision these topics becoming increasingly important as parts of the world, especially urban areas, face increasing demands for water while also experiencing diminishing supplies and source water quality thereby requiring sustainable practices.
Two "bins" of core classes have been identified (see table below). Students will be required to take at least two courses from one of these bins and three courses from the other bin (for a total of five core courses-15 credits).
Electives will include classes from the bins that were not taken as part of the core set of courses, as well as classes from the Affordable MS Program list that are otherwise related (see table below). Leaners should plan to take at least three elective classes (for a total of nine credits).
Two Applied Math and/or Statistics courses (six credits) can be chosen from this list:
Sample Plan of Study - Sustainable Water