MSc in Hydropower Engineering

MSc in Hydropower Engineering

Masters
·
2 years

M.Sc. in Hydropower Engineering is a two years (4 Semesters) program offered by Pokhara University. The program aims to produce highly skilled technical human resources capable of planning and designing hydropower projects while taking into account hydrological, sedimentological, geotechnical, socio-environmental, and climate change issues for long-term development.

The curriculum covers both theoretical and practical elements of defining, planning, constructing, and operating small and large-scale hydropower plants. The M.Sc. in Hydropower Engineering program will assist meet the demand for Master's level professionals who have a thorough understanding of the subject of hydropower. Graduates of this program should be able to work in multidisciplinary teams and undertake their own research. They will be experts in all elements of hydropower and will provide the knowledge required for inspection, maintenance, development, and application activities.

Eligibility

The candidate, pursuing the admission must have four years Bachelors of Engineering degree in Civil or its equivalent from recognized institutions with a score of at least second division (or 2.0/4.0 CGPA). 

Job Prospects

  • Project Managers
  • Contractor 
  • Consulting Engineering Companies 
  • Developer 

Prospect Careers

Curricular Structure

Master of Science in Hydropower Engineering program of Pokhara University is developed to produce highly skilled technical human resources with full capacity to plan and design hydropower projects, with due appreciation and consideration of hydrological, sedimentological, geotechnical, socio-environmental, and climate change issues for sustainability of the project, in harmony with nature. 

The graduates of the program are expected to be able to work in interdisciplinary teams, and conduct independent research. This is a two-year program spread over four semesters. A student needs to successfully complete 45 credit hours of course work and 15 credit hours of thesis work for graduation.

Semester I

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

HYD 511

Advanced Hydrology

4

HDP 511

Advanced Hydraulics

4

HDP 512

Geotechnical Engineering for Hydropower

4

HDP 513

Planning and Implementation of Hydropower

2

 

 

14

 

 

 

Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

HDP 551

Design of Hydraulic Structure

4

SED 551

Sedimentation Engineering

4

RMT 551

Rock Mechanics and Tunneling

3

ENV 551

Geographical Information System / Remote Sensing

3

 

Elective 1

3

 

 

17

 

 

 

Semester III

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

HDP 611

Project Work: Feasibility Study of a Hydropower Project

4

ENV 611

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

3

RCH 611

Research Technique

4

 

Elective 2

3

 

 

14

 

 

 

Semester IV

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

CMP 691

Thesis

15