Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering

Department Overviews

Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering is one of the three founding departments under the school of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. Currently, the department offers a regular five year bachelor degree and M.Sc. program in Engineering Hydrology.Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering is one of the three founding departments under the school of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering .This program is aimed at training manpower required for the realization of the country’s vast hydropower and water resources potential. Well-qualified Hydraulic Engineers will be produced through this program who can actively be engaged in the planning; design; development and management of water resources projects; emphasis being given to hydropower projects. Specifically, the trainees will be equipped with the knowledge that enables them to execute the following tasks:

  • Undertake project identification; pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of water resources projects; with emphasis on hydropower projects;
  • Plan water resources and hydropower projects; and design hydraulic structures required for hydropower systems, water supply systems, Irrigation systems and structures which are related with environmental protection works;
  • Prepare complete contract documents for water resources projects like hydropower projects, water supply projects, Irrigation projects, and projects which are related with environmental protection work ;
  • Plan, design and manage and supervise the construction of hydraulic and hydropower structures and related civil engineering works;
  • Plan, design, manage, monitor and evaluate the operation and maintenance of hydraulic and hydropower systems;
  • Re-modeling and re-rehabilitation of existing water supply, hydraulic and hydropower systems.

Professional Profile

The B.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering as the first academic degree may also be the starting point for further professional development in engineering practice and research and development in the fields of hydropower Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Water Supply and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydro-Informatics, Hydraulic Engineering, River Basin Development, Integrated River Basin Management, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Offshore Structures, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ,Soil and Water Conservation Engineering ,River Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Highway Engineering, Ground water engineering and will be able to;The B.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering as the first academic degree may also be the starting point for further professional development in engineering practice and research and development in the fields of hydropower Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Water Supply and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydro-Informatics, Hydraulic Engineering, River Basin Development, Integrated River Basin Management, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Offshore Structures, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ,Soil and Water Conservation Engineering ,River Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Highway Engineering, Ground water engineering and will be able to;

  • Plan water resource projects at strategic, program and project levels ,
  • Analyze technical, economic and environmental feasible solutions
  • Design hydraulic structures and hydropower components
  • Monitor and evaluate the construction of hydraulic structures and components
  • Operation and maintenance of hydropower systems

Graduate Profile

Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. degree, graduates of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering program will have acquired all the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude. The graduates are enabled to organize their knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

 Plan, design, and construct systems and Structures for optimum utilization of available water resources for

  • Hydropower generation,
  • Industrial and domestic Water Supply Systems, Irrigation Systems etc.
  • Natural water flow control such as Flood control, Land drainage etc.

 Operate and control systems and Structures for optimum utilization of available water resources

 Participate and to professionally perform engineering services in the different project phases along the project cycle, including the following:

  • Identify problems of existing hydraulic infrastructure and elaboration of technically and economically feasible concepts for their solution
  • Identify problems of existing hydraulic infrastructure and elaboration of technically and economically feasible concepts for their solution
  • Conduct on-site measurements, pre feasible, feasibility study and detail designs specifications of hydraulic projects
  • Prepare of bills of quantities and construction contract documents
  • Consult services in the tender process and contract administration
  • Supervise construction, control and approval of contractors’ documents and settlement of claims and disputes• Operate; manage long-term quality control of water infrastructure
  • Train operational technical staff

Contact Information

 

Mr. Dereje Fituma

Acting Chair, Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering

Phone: +251927847342

Email: fitumadereje@gmail.com