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Water Engineering and Management



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Emphasis in Water Engineering and Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Gain the skills you need to lead a team, initiative, or division in the water profession. Especially relevant for those working for consulting engineers, utilities, government or regulatory agencies, the program combines technical courses with courses that address leadership, communication, utility finance, governance, and water management. You’ll obtain the tools you need to solve increasingly complex business problems in the water profession and produce the results your company values.

The program curriculum is developed and taught by world-class faculty and senior professionals from: the University of Colorado Boulder and Denver campuses, water utilities executives and senior staff from across the U.S., consulting firms and global professional organizations, the American Water Works Association, and the Water Environment Federation.

Master's Degree or Certificate Options

Take individual graduate courses or pursue a certificate or Master of Engineering degree, or earn a graduate certificate in Water Engineering and Management

Courses include:
•    Environmental Engineering 
•    Water Engineering 
•    Civil Engineering
•    Management & Leadership

Dual Degree Options

You can earn a dual master’s degree in Water Engineering and Management and Engineering Management. Likewise the courses for the graduate certificate in Water Engineering and Management can be applied to the master’s degree requirements for Engineering Management.


The University of Colorado is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999