Water Engineering master (WEM) courses and courses for the European Master in Applied Ecohydrology (MAE)

Research Methods introduce the basic research and analysis tools for Water Engineering. The course includes Higher Mathematics, Programming and Artificial Intelligence Tools. Higher Mathematics comprise Vectors, Matrices, Tensors, and their application in Water Engineering. Statistical Methods are introduced (Regression, Extreme Value Distributions, Test Statistics). R is used as a programming language.

Hydrological processes are controlled  by topography. Therefore, the understanding of the terrain, which means knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), is a key point on designing hydrological models. In this course we will learn the basics on GIS, the main data types available and the coordinate systems. On this basis we will learn simple concepts on how to delineate watershed and rivers. We will learn how to perform basic terrain analysis, by calculating the slope and aspect of an area. We will also learn about spatial interpolation of data at a watershed scale.

This course introduces the application of artificial tracers for water resources assessment.