Master in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal

Master in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal

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Study Info CentreSun Oct 10 2021

The potential of the water resources of Nepal to general hydropower is a well-established fact. Hydropower engineering and development simply aims to produce competent professionals in the field of hydropower to undertake diverse roles and develop the hydropower sector of Nepal. 

Master in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal is offered by the School of Engineering, Pokhara University. It is a 2 year/4-semester course. 

To complete this program, students need to complete 45 credit hours of course work and 15 credit hours of thesis work. The hydropower engineering program at 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 factors 

Additionally, the graduates of the program are expected to be able to work in interdisciplinary teams and conduct independent research after the completion of the master’s program. 

Master in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal: Eligibility Criteria

Applicants need to fulfil the given admission requirement to study in this program.

  • The students applying for this program need to pass a bachelor of civil engineering or electrical engineering or equivalent engineering program with a minimum of 55%. 

Fees of Master of Hydropower Engineering in Nepal 

The cost for MSc in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal costs between NPR 4 lakhs to 6 Lakhs for the full course. 

Master in Hydropower Engineering in Nepal: Syllabus

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

 

Total credit hours

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

 

Total

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

 

Total

14

Semester IV

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

CMP 691

Thesis

15

Scope of Hydropower Engineering in Nepal

Hydropower Engineering has enormous scope in Nepal. The reason behind this is the huge hydropower potential of water resources in Nepal and the hydropower projects that are constantly launched and run to general hydropower of them. 

After completing masters in hydropower engineering in Nepal, applicants can work as hydropower engineers, hydro power project managers and earn from NPR 50,000 to more than 100,000 per month. 

Other job prospects for hydro engineers or graduates of hydropower engineering in Nepal are Project Managers, Contractors, and Developers. 

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