PhD Opportunity at University of Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta offers 2 PhDs and 1 MSc Positions in Water Resources Engineering.

PhD Admission

PhD Admission: University of Alberta offers 2 PhDs and 1 MSc Positions in Water Resources Engineering.

Start Date: September 2024

Project : Hydrologic-Hydraulic Modeling for Improving Ice Jam Flood Mapping

University of Alberta  is currently looking to welcome 2 PhD and 1 Master's students to the Water Resources Engineering graduate program at the University of Alberta (UAlberta). The students will join a collaborative research group focused on studying ice jam, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and flood mapping.

What is an ice jam ? 

That's a great question! An ice jam is when large pieces of floating ice accumulate in rivers or bodies of water, obstructing flow, often during the spring thaw. These jams can cause flooding. Ice jams are common in cold climates and pose risks to communities and infrastructure along waterways.

What to do  ? 

1) MSc 1. The candidate  will conduct fieldwork, analyze ice jam characteristics, and assess their hydrologic implications.

2) PhD 1. The candidate will conduct fieldwork and integrate ice jam processes into hydraulic models.

3) PhD 2. The candidate will work on hydrologic modeling and climate change impacts.

Stipend :

1) For a Canadian student, we will guarantee a minimum level of funding of $24,000/year.

2) For an international student, we will guarantee a minimum of $26,400/year to help cover the higher tuition paid by international students. Continued funding and program completion is subject to satisfactory performance from the candidate. Students are also eligible for scholarships and awards and can earn extra by optionally working as a Teaching Assistant. Graduate students at the UAlberta also have access to benefits including a health and dental plan, subsidised access to local transit systems, and support for graduate students who are parents.

What are the minimum qualifications ?

1) MSc applicants need a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, remote sensing, or a related field.

2) PhD applicants need a master's degree in civil engineering, earth science, or a related field.

3) A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4 on the most recent two-years of full-time study.