Hydraulic, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 1.5 k / Year(s)  
1001+ place StudyQA ranking:8221 Duration:48 months


Hydraulic and water resources engineering traditionally deals with collecting and distributing water where and when it´s needed, while protecting the population, industry, infrastructure etc. from harmful excessive waters (such as ground waters, flood waters, etc.). Therefore, traditional hydraulic and water resources engineering activities are related to water supply and wastewater (sewer) systems, irrigation and drainage systems, river training and flood protection works, dams and reservoirs for water supply and irrigation purposes. Hydraulic and water resources engineering also traditionally deals with harbors and ports, as well as river and canal navigation systems. And since the first hydro-power plant on Niagara Falls, hydraulic and water resources engineering has included the study of water-related energy production or hydro-power systems.

Environmental engineering is a relatively new field, which generally deals with water, air and soil contamination. This area of study begins with looking at the sources and levels of contamination to finding engineering techniques to reduce or eliminate pollution and remedy contaminated sites. Thus, the hydraulic and water resources engineers, nowadays, have to deal not only with the traditional issues, such as water quantities and flows, but must also take into consideration water-related environmental issues, such as the transport and fate of pollutants in natural waters caused by chemical, biological and/or thermal waste.

Undergraduate studies offer a series of basic and applied courses in the area of hydraulic, water resources and environmental engineering (fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, ground waters, hydroinformatics, water supply and wastewater systems, irrigations and drainage, river hydraulics, sedimentation, river-training works, flood protection, wastewater treatment etc.). However, the program also offers a broad general civil-engineering education. The program includes elements of geomechanical engineering, structural engineering, construction engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geodesic surveying and geology.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 21, 22, 23 June; 1, 2 September; 28 September Tuition fee
  • EUR 1500 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 1500 Year (Non-EEA)

700 euros for Serbian citizens; 1500 euros for non Serbian citizens

Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • Serbian
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

The first two years of undergraduate studies are common for all programs. Courses offered during the first two years of undergraduate studies are:

The core courses Mathematics I, II and III, The Application of Computers, Physics, Mechanics I and II establish the basis for civil engineering studies in general.
The core courses Strength of Materials I and II (in the area of deformable and non-deformable solid body mechanics) and Fluid Mechanics provide the background for the areas of structural engineering: hydraulic and environmental engineering.
The courses Civil Construction Materials (core) and Technology of Concrete (elective) establish the basis for materials engineering; the course Principles of Transportation Engineering introduces the elements of transportation engineering; the core course Geology and Petrology and the elective course Engineering Geology cover the field of geology. And the core course Geodesic Surveying covers the field of surveying.
In addition, the common two years include the core courses Buildings I and Descriptive Geometry, and the elective courses Buildings II, Civil Engineering Economics, Sociology, English Language I, German Language I, and Principles of Building Design.

Courses offered during the final two years of undergraduate studies within the Hydraulic, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Program are:

The core courses Hydraulics I (steady flow), Hydraulics II (unsteady flow), Ground Water, Hydrology I, Hydrology II, and Hydroinformatics are fundamental courses in this field of study. These courses are the basis for applied courses in the same area.
The core courses Principles of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Irrigation and Drainage, Water Supply and Wastewater Systems, River Hydraulics, Morphology and Training Works are applied courses covering traditional engineering activities in the area of hydraulic and water resources engineering. The core course Wastewater treatment and elective courses Water Quality and Water Protection are applied courses in the area of water-related environmental engineering.
The core course Soil Mechanics and the elective course Principles of Foundations cover the area of geotechnical engineering. The core course Construction Management and Machinery provides knowledge in the area of conctruction engineering. The core course Structural Frameworks I and elective courses Theory of Plates and Shells and Principles of Concrete Structures cover the area of structural engineering.
The final two years of undergraduate studies may include the elective course English Language II.


  • high school diploma,
  • successfully passed entrance exam.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Novi Sad.


Accredited by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Education

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