Water Resources Management Master Program


A. Body of Knowledge

Water Resources Management Master Program is a master study program that oriented to use and utilization of science and technology through a particular skill or profession to solve problems in the field of Water Resources Management. Problem on the ground in the field of Water Resources Management is a multi-sectorial and multidisciplinary increasingly complex requires a master-level expertise to solve the problem.

Water Resources Management Master Program began in 1986 with the name Bandung International Program in Water Resources Development (Bi powered), in cooperation with the Department of Public Works IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, to enhance the professional capabilities of scholars in the field of water resources. In 1991, ITB continue Bi powered program by establishing a program specialist-1 (SP1). In 2007, the program was increased to Water Resources Management Master Program intended to produce a master-level graduates who able to manage water resources in a comprehensive, integrated and a sustainable.

Body of Knowledge (BoK) on curriculum Water Resources Management Master Program prepared taking into account the development of advanced mastery of science at the stage S1, S1-oriented mainly in engineering and water resources management (S1-TPSDA). BoK of Water Resources Management Master Program accommodated scientific disciplines required to manage water resources. The disciplines include:

  1. Engineering sciences/applied
  2. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  3. Specialization management and water resources engineering
  4. Information systems and economics of water resources

Sustainable development in managing water resources is an objective to be achieved. BOK arranged compositions must have sufficient discipline to achieve goals. Basic and engineering sciences as a discipline upstream ecosystems should be a prerequisite for joining the program. IWRM as a discipline that is integrated into the foundation in natural resource management supported by applied science, professional ethics, and an understanding of information systems and natural resource economics. For that BoK prepared with the composition as presented in the figure below:

psdaIWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management) covers five aspects, such as:

  1. The natural aspect SDA systems (water resources), such as: surface water, groundwater, water quality and patterns of physical behavior.
  2. The economic aspects related sectorial field of natural resources (agriculture, fisheries, raw water supply, electrical energy generation from hydropower, navigation, recreation, and environmental conservation).
  3. Aspects of national policies and constrain (social, legal, institutional, financial and environmental).
  4. Aspects of institutional hierarchy.
  5. Aspects variety of resources and needs (large-scale analysis of watershed (watershed) or WS (basin), the upstream-downstream interactions WS, and inter-basin transfers).

B. Challenges

Global Challenges

  • Climate change due to the El-Nino and La-Nina, and the global warming impact on flooding, sea level rise and drought.
  • Indonesia as a hub in watershed management in Asia Pacific.
  • Millennium Development Goals relating to hunger and poverty, guarantee the carrying capacity of the environment and global cooperation in development, especially in the field of water resources.

Local Challenges

  • Watershed management (cross-boundary river basin management) with neighboring countries.
  • floods in urban areas due to rain upstream, local rainfall and high tide in the sea water almost provincial capitals or other major cities.
  • The degradation of watersheds and improvement of degraded lands causes soil erosion and excessive sedimentation and declining groundwater recharge.
  • Low raw water services particularly for drinking water and agriculture.
  • The drought that hit the area of ‚Äč‚Äčagriculture and rice barns located in the framework of food security and food self-sufficiency.
  • Rivers and watersheds as the carrying capacity of hydrology is the basis of community development and regional planning.
  • Not optimal utilization of information technology in the development of a database within the framework of improving services management information system to support decision-making.
  • Planning pattern river basin water resources on a national scale to support planning master plan of water resources and territory.
  • Exploitation of groundwater excessive and uncontrolled can lead to land subsidence.

C. Accreditation or Curriculum Standards Reference

Curriculum Master of Water Resources Management (MPSDA) refers to the standard issued by:

  1. ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).
  2. AAWRE (American Academy of Water Resources Engineers).
  3. ABET (The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc).
  4. ITB Academic Senate Decree number 11/SK/I1-SA/OT/2012 on Guidelines for Curriculum 2013-2018 ITB.
  5. Format Guidelines and Curriculum Development 2013-2018 Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB Rector’s Decree 284/SK/I1.A/PP/2012, date December 7, 2012).

D. References

  1. American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century: Preparing the Civil Engineer for the Future, 2nd, Prepared by the Body of Knowledge Committee of the Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice, ASCE.
  2. American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2005, Body of Knowledge for Water Resources Engineering (aawre.org/files/pdf/wrebokjanuary.pdf).
  3. http://www.abet.org.

E. Advices from Stakeholders

  1. Master of Water Resources Management is expected to produce graduates as ‘water manager’ who supported the knowledge and skills as ‘water engineer’. For this, the element management (management) enlarged its weight in the curriculum, either in the form of a separate course or inserted into existing engineering courses. This is in line with the graduate program undergraduate stage study expected an “engineer” who has the management insights.
  2. The curriculum needs to be supported by the ability of GIS and software fields of water resources, the activities of group work (group work), evaluation of problems in the field regularly, integration / integrated, and field study (day trip and / or field trips) as a curricular activity are able to help students to understand and explain aspects of knowledge, skills and attitudes as a professional in his field of expertise, both specific and comprehensive manner with other relevant expertise.
  3. Within the framework of a program of applied, hence the need for the implementation of cooperation with professional associations, such as: HATHI (Association of Hydraulic Engineers Indonesia). This can be realized in the form of in-house training mechanisms applied to obtain professional certification. This activity can be monitored by the assessors to complete insight and recognition of professionalism associated with sub-classifications according to the SDA field Agency Association Certification of professions.

F. Educational Objectives and Outcomes Graduates

  • Educational Objectives
  1. Improving the quality of education to produce graduates with high intellectual capacity in knowledge and expertise, innovation, creativity, moral and character, and emotional maturity, which can consolidate and strengthen the national integrity.
  2. To increase the activity and the quality of research and application in the field of water resources management with the advances in science and technology that are relevant to achieving the nation’s welfare.
  3. Produce manager of water resources (water managers) who have skills in making the right decisions and quickly in the field of integrated water resources management and sustainable.
  • Outcomes Graduates
  1. The ability to use applied mathematics, applied science, and engineering principles in the field of water resources.
  2. The ability to conduct an evaluation and assessment of the data and the results of experiment in the field of water resources.
  3. The ability to analyze a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic limits.
  4. Ability to manage a team that consists of a wide range of scientific disciplines.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, solve and evaluate problems in the field of water resources.
  6. Application of professional responsibility and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Ability to make effective communication.
  8. Ability to explain the effect of the completion of the engineering science in the context of global, economic, environmental, and social.
  9. An understanding of the needs of lifelong education and the ability to engage in it.
  10. An understanding of current issues relating to the management of water resources, including the Water Resources Planning Pattern.
  11. Ability to evaluate the progress of science and technology needed for civil engineering purposes practically.
  12. Ability to make a design / design in specific areas of expertise / specific to water resources engineering.
  13. Ability to integrate (arrange and combine) the elements of the work management, construction, and asset management in the areas inundated
  14. Ability to set up business, public policy, and the principles of administration in the field of water resources.
  15. Ability to apply principles and leadership behaviors.

G. Curriculum Structures

Compulsory Courses

Number Codes Courses Credits
1. SA 5011 Applied Mathematics and Statistic 3
2. SA 6013 Water Infrastructure Management 3
3. SA 6012 Risk Analysis and Water Resources Engineering Hazard 2
4. SA 6011 System Analysis and Decision Making 3
5. SA 5023 Surface Water Quality Modeling 2
6. SA 5022 River Engineering and Flood Control 2
7. SA 5021 Integrated Water Resources Management 2
8. SA 5014 Research Methodology and Profession Ethics 3
9. SA 5013 Applied Hydraulics and Sediment Transport 2
10. SA 5012 Applied Hydrology 2
11. SA 6094 Thesis 6
Number Elective Courses Credits
1. Study Program 0
2. Other Study Program 0
3. Elective Free 0
Total Credits = 36 Credits

Elective Courses

Number Codes Courses Credits
1. SA 5061 Swamp and Irrigation Engineering 2
2. SA 5062 Estuary and Coastal Engineering 2
3. SA 5081 Stability of Hydraulic Structure 2
4. SA 5082 Hydropower Engineering and Management 2
5. SA 5083 Groundwater Engineering and Management 2
6. SA 5084 Spatial Hydrology 2
7. SA 5085 Integrated Project Assessment (Group Work) 2

H. Academic Staff

  • Agung Wiyono H.S, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Arno Adi Kuntoro, Dr. (Hiroshima University, Jepang)
  • Dantje K. Natakusumah, Ph.D. (UW, Swansea, Inggris)
  • Edy Anto Soentoro G., Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Amerika Serikat)
  • Hadi Kardhana, Ph.D. (Tohoku University, Jepang)
  • Hernawan Mahfudz, MS. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Indratmo Soekarno, Ph.D. (University Strathclyde, Inggris), Prof.
  • Iwan Kridasantausa, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Amerika Serikat), Prof.
  • Cahyono, Ph.D. (University Bradford, Inggris)
  • Sri Legowo, W.D. Dr. (ECP. Perancis)
  • Yadi Suryadi, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)

I. Alamat kontak
Water Resources Management Master Program,
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone : +62 22 2509166, 2510713
Fax : +62 22 2510713
Email : mpsda@ftsl.itb.ac.id