Hydrologic, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering


The graduate track in hydrologic, environmental, and sustainability engineering (HESE) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver brings together the hydrologic cycle, environmental processes, and sustainability—the powerful notion that everything we engineer should support economic prosperity, environmental health, and social justice.

We welcome students from across Colorado, throughout the United States, and around the world who seek to combine these elements. In particular, with our downtown Denver campus and offering most graduate courses in the evening, we are Colorado’s best bet for working professionals in metropolitan Denver seeking top-notch engineering graduate education.

Graduate Study in HESE

Students interested in HESE may pursue a master of science, master of engineering or a doctorate in civil engineering or in engineering and applied science.

Graduate coursework in the HESE track requires breadth and depth. Students are required to take at least one graduate course in each of the three areas of hydrologic engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability engineering, plus at least two additional courses in one of those three areas. The program also includes graduate-level electives, allowing students to customize their program to match their professional needs and intellectual curiosity.



    Allison Goodwell, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Civil Engineering

    Phone: 303-315-7499

    Email: allison.goodwell@ucdenver.edu

    Arunprakash Karunanithi

    Arunprakash Karunanithi, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Civil Engineering

    Phone: 303-315-7477

    Email: arunprakash.karunanithi@ucdenver.edu


    David Mays, PhD, PE


    Civil Engineering

    Phone: 303-315-7570

    Email: david.mays@ucdenver.edu


    revised 3/12/2020