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Hydraulic Engineering - Master (MA)

Hydraulic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering

Building A, room 204
1 Hr. Smirnenski Blvd.
Sofia 1046,

Phone 0884358084; (+359 2) 963 52 45/798; +359 884 358 084
Fax (+359 2) 865 66 48
E-mail dean_fhe@uacg.bg

All programmes of the Faculty of Hydrotechnics have been accredited by the European Association of Engineers (FEANI) and graduates can obtain the degree “Euro-engineer”.

The length of study in Hydraulic Engineering is 10 semesters, the last one being used for development and presentation of a diploma project. 

Students of Hydraulic Engineering have 49–50 courses with a total of 4300 academic hours and participate also in practices and internships for a total of over 400 hours.

In the first four semesters the training follows a unified academic curriculum.
After the 4th semester students in Hydraulic Engineering pursue one of the following two specialities:

  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (with 2 profiles: Irrigation Systems and Drainage Systems);
  • and Hydraulic Structures (with 2 profiles: Water-Power Stations and Derivative Systems, and Hydraulic Structures).

Splitting of students by profiles is made in the 9th semester.

Training is provided in classes (lectures and seminars), laboratory exercises, practical and field training and pre-diploma field training in design companies and organisations.
Instruction is in Bulgarian.

The graduates obtain state diplomas for completed higher education in the respective programme, with the professional qualification Master-Engineer in Hydraulic Engineering (profile Hydraulic Structures or Irrigation and Drainage Engineering).

Academic calendar
The exact academic calendar is determined each year by the Academic Council of the University.

The academic year consists of two semesters, each one of 15 weeks: autumn semester (from October to January) and spring semester (from February to June).
One regular and one supplementary examination session as well as project presentations follow the autumn semester.
The summer semester has one regular examination session, project defences, followed by field practices outside the University (in June and July).
The annual supplementary examination session is in September.