Water Engineering & Management

College of Engineering & Applied Science - Boulder



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

The goal of the professional master's program in Water Engineering & Management (WEM) is to provide working engineers with the skills they 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 course with courses that address leadership, communication, financials, governance and water management.

The program curriculum is developed and taught by world-class faculty and senior professionals

How to Apply

Domestic applications should be submitted through MyCUBoulder.

For review and decision purposes you are required to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) in the online application. We require one copy of the scanned transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you attended. This includes community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs. While credits from one institution may appear on the transcript of a second institution, unofficial transcripts must be submitted from each institution, regardless of the length of attendance, and whether or not courses were completed. Failure to list and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended is considered to be a violation of academic ethics and may result in the cancellation of your admission or dismissal from the university.

Degree Requirements

Master's Courses Number Units:

  • Environmental Engineering Core Courses 4 12
  • WEM Core Courses 2-3 6-9
  • Public Affairs (CU-Denver) Electives 0-1; 0-3
  • Civil Engineering Electives 1-3; 3-9
  • Master's Report and Seminar 1 2

Total 10 - 30