Professionals are intended to be trained with a “comprehensive vision”, which allows them to study, use, exploit, and control the water systems, in pursuit of the development of society and care for the environment. For this reason, the Water Resources Engineer is a professional trained with a comprehensive view of different areas of water systems, since his training enables him to function in interdisciplinary fields.

This comprehensive academic training is what allows them a high level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards the possibilities that may arise.

Field of Knowledge:

–           Specific knowledge regarding quality, quantity, plan, use, and control of water resources.

–           In projects of infrastructure works and non-structural measures for the integrated management of water resources.

Objectives and competencies

Design, calculate and project hydraulic works and non-structural measures for: a) use and control of water resources. B) treatment and evacuation of effluents to courses and bodies of water.

  • Conduct and control the construction, operation, and maintenance of the aforementioned.
  • Certify the operation, condition of use, or state of the aforementioned.
  • Project and direct matters related to hygiene, safety, and control of environmental impact in relation to their professional activity.



· Introduction to Engineering
· Algebra I
· Calculus I
· Calculus II
· Physics I
· General and Inorganic Chemistry


· English
· Physics II
· Technical Communication and Representation Systems
· Technology, Environment, and Society
· Algebra II
· Topography, Cartography, and Remote Sensing
· Statistics
· Sciences of Earth
· Numeric Methods and Computer Science


· Water Biology and Chemistry
· Fluid Mechanics
· Hydrometeorology
· Structure Theory I
· Topography and Hydrometry
· Structure Theory II
· Channel Hydraulics
· Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering


· Water Resources Law
· Underground Hydrology
· Surface and River Hydrology
· Hydraulic Works I
· Reinforced Concrete
· Structural Design of Hydraulic Works
· Economics and Costs Estimation
· Environmental Management
· Elective course


· Use and Management of Underground Water
· Sanitary Engineering
· Hydraulic Works II
· Programming and Management of Works
· Integrated Management of Water Resources
· Formulation and Evaluation of Environmental and Economic Projects
· Irrigation and Drainage
· Management of Hydrographic Basins in arid and semi-arid regions
· Elective course
· Supervised Professional Practices
· Final Graduation Project


· Geographic information system
· Dams
· Hydrological Simulation
· Fluvial Engineering
· Applied Climatology
· Urban Drainage
· Treatment of Hydrogeoatmospheric Data
· Water Quality Models in Rivers
· Water Resources Planning
· Risks and Water Resource Management

Water Resources Engineer