A. Body of Knowledge

Definition of Water Resources provided by the Law number 7, 2004 is “Water, water resources, and water resources contained therein”, where the water here is “all the water that are on, above, or below ground, including in this sense the water’s surface, ground water, rainwater and seawater in the ground”. Field of Water Resources is a multidisciplinary field. Body of Knowledge (BoK) of Water Resources Engineering and Management Undergraduate Program must accommodate a wide range of disciplines required in managing engineering and water resources, among others, include:

  1. Engineering
  2. System Information, Economics and Management
  3. Water Resources and Ecosystems
  4. Society and Culture
  5. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Sustainable development of water resources field is the target to be achieved. BoK arranged compositions must have sufficient discipline to achieve goals. Engineering and Ecosystem as upstream discipline science should have a balanced composition. This should be supported by the management aspects involving information systems, social, economic and cultural. While IWRM as a discipline downstream component must have adequate as the understanding of natural resources must be integrated. For the BoK prepared with the composition as presented in Figure 3 below:



B. Challenges

Water Resources Engineering and Management Undergraduate Program was developed to be able positive energy in handling inundated issues are becoming increasingly important. The strategic issues relevant with national issues in the areas inundated, among others: food security, the problem of flooding, sea water level (rob), drought, environmental degradation of rivers and lakes, climate change, subsidence is groundwater and seawater intrusion, critical land and utilization of renewable energy. In addition the strategic issues, there are also issues related to management of natural resources in the form of community participation, coordination of planning and development, the multidisciplinary nature of the inter-sector, the role of regional autonomy, the management of the administrative area and watershed.

C. Accreditation

Reference accrediting organization of international professionalism is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)/American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE). Benchmark national accrediting agency is the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN PT) with a national organization of professions Hydraulic Engineers Association Indonesia (Hathi).

D. References

  1. Okereke, V.I, International Center for Water Resources Management, CSU, 2011: Undergraduate Degree Program: The Key to Increasing Minority Participation in Water Resources
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century: Preparing the Civil Engineer for the Future, 2nd ed., Prepared by the Body of Knowledge Committee of the Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice, ASCE
  3. American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2005, Body of Knowledge for Water Resources Engineering (www.aawre.org/files/pdf/wrebokjanuary.pdf).
  4. http://www.abet.org

E. Educational Objectives and Outcomes

  • Educational Objectives

This study program has four objectives, i.e :

  1. Making a vehicle for sustainable higher education in realizing engineering undergraduate in the field of Water Resources in the era of globalization, decentralization and privatization/corporate participatory and responsive to the wider community.
  2. Making a vehicle for sustainable higher education in realizing human character independent person, noble, disciplined and tough, and empathy and participated actively in solving problems of man and nature preservation Indonesia and the problems of the world.
  3. Produce engineering graduates with the basic ability to research and competence required and to be achieved, namely the ability and understanding of the design of facilities and infrastructure fields of Water Resources.
  4. Produce engineering graduates in the field of Water Resources to meet the needs of the nation, which is expected to meet the needs of professionals in the field of Water Resources.
  • Outcomes

The study program is expected to produce graduates who have achievements (outcomes) below:

Index Outcomes
1 Knowledge in Mathematic
2 Knowledge in Science
3 Knowledge in Engineering
4 Design and execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation
5 Design of systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs
6 Functioning on multi-disciplinary teams
7 Identifying, formulating, and solving water resources engineering Problems
8 Professional and ethical responsibility
9 Effective communication
10 Impact from engineering solutions in global and societal contexts
11 Need for and commitment to engage in life-long learning
12 Contemporary issues
13 Techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
14 Knowledge in a specialized area of water resources engineering
15 Elements of project management, construction, and asset management
16 Business, public policy, and administration fundamentals
17 Role of the leader and leadership principles and attitudes

F. Curriculum of Water Resources Engineering and Management Undergraduate Program

Compulsory Courses



No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 SA2101 Engineering Mathematics I 3 1 SA2201 Engineering Mathematics II 3
2 SA2102 Fluid Mechanics 3 2 SA2202 3
3 SA2103 Hydrology I 3 3 SA2203 Hydraulics 3
4 SI2111 Statics 3 4 SA2204 Hydrology II 3
5 SI2101 Introduction to Civil Engineering Materials 3 5 SA2205 Ground Water 2
6 SI2122 3 6 SA2206 Hydrometry 2
7 KU206X Religion and Ethics 2 7 SA2207 Water Resources Policy 2
8 KU2071 Pancasila and Civic Education 2
Total = 20 Credits
Total = 20 Credits
Total Credits= 40 Credits
No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 SA3101 Sediment Transport 3 1 SA3201 Hydraulic Structure 3
2 SA3102 Irrigation System Planning 3 2 SA3202 Drainage System and Engineering 3
3 SA3103 Coastal and Lowland Engineering 3 3 SA3203 Moriphology and River Engineering 3
4 SA3104 Foundation Engineering for Hydraulic Structure 2 4 SA3204 Construction Management for Hydraulic Structrure 2
5 SA3105 Water Resources Modeling 3 5 SA3205 Impact and Climate Change 2
6 SA3106 Economy in Water Resources Engineering 2
Total = 16 Credits
Total = 13 Credits
Total Credits = 29 Credits
No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 SA4098 Practical Works / Apprentice 2 1 SA4099 Final Project 4
2 SA4101 Integrated Flood Control Management 3 2 SA4201 Infrastructure of Water Transportation 2
3 SA4102 System Analysis and Water Resources Optimization 3 3 SA4202 Water Resources Management 3
4 SA4103 Dam and Hydropower 3 4 SA4203 Soil and Water Conservation 2
5 TL4201 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
Total = 11 Credits Total = 14 Credits
Total Credits = 25 Credits

Elevative Courses


Courses Code


1 SA3111 Appropriate Technology in Water Resources 2
2 SA3211 Introduction to Physical Hydraulic Model 3
3 SA4111 Operation and Maintenance of Hydraulic Structure 2
4 SA4112 River Protection and Restoration 2
5 SA4113 Coastal and Lowland Protection and Restoration 3
6 SA4114 Disaster Mitigation 3
7 SA4115 Ecosystem of Lake and Pond 2

G. Academic Staff

  • Agung Wiyono H.S, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Arno Adi Kuntoro, Dr. (Hiroshima University, Jepang)
  • Dantje K. Natakusumah, Ph.D. (University of Walles, Swansea, Inggris)
  • Dhemi Harlan, Ph.D. (University of Walles, Swansea, Inggris)
  • Hadi Kardhana, Ph.D. (Tohoku University, Jepang)
  • Hernawan Mahfudz, MS. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Iwan Kridasantausa, Ph.D. (Colorade State University, Amerika Serikat), Prof.
  • Joko Nugroho, Ph.D. (Nanyang Tecnological University, Singapura)
  • Yadi Suryadi, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)

H. Contact Address
Water Resources Engineering and Management Undergraduate Program,
Labtek 1B 1st floor ITB Kampus Jatinangor
Jl. Raya Jatinangor KM. 20,75 – Sumedang
Phone     : +62 22 87836707
Fax         : +62 22 87836712
Email      :tpsda@ftsl.itb.ac.id
Website : www.tpsda.itb.ac.id