Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

Programmes of study

The department offers courses at all levels of the MSc-programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is responsible for the Water and Environmental Engineering profile within this program. In addition, we offer  an international master's programme within the Hydropower Development programme.

The following pages provide details and programme structure information for the programmes tied to the department:


If you do not find what you are looking for, see also: a list of all study programmes at the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, or a complete listing of all programmes at NTNU .


Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology

PhD in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

The PhD-program in Hydraulic and environmental engineering is normed to 180 ECTS points (3 years). The final content of the study will have to be decided in cooperation beteen the candidate, the supervisor and the department depending on the area of research and the priorities of the candidate.

Research areas, to which the PhD-study may be oriented, are listed below:

Hydraulic engineering

  • Flood analysis and flood control
  • Sediment handling
  • Run off prognosis
  • Snow hydrology and ice problems in rivers
  • Environmental impact and river regulation and control
  • Hydraulic conditions in rivers
  • Hydraulic conditions in hydropower plants

Water and wastewater engineering

  • Storm water technology
  • Pipe technology
  • Urban systems analysis
  • Corrosion control
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Sludge handling

See also: PhD courses