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Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Idaho Falls

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929



Ecohydrological Engineering

Soil Water Engineering Ecohydrological Engineering will teach you to solve technological problems related to soil, water use, water conservation, water quality, soil conservation, irrigation/drainage, water management and soil-plant-water relationships of practical importance to the western United States. 

BAE is a major player in the water issues facing the state of Idaho. Faculty are involved in Snake River Plain aquifer issues including modeling efforts directed toward the Snake River Aquifer and water use issues. BAE has an internationally recognized program in remote sensing related to evapotranspiration and crop water response.

You will have an opportunity to work in programs related to nanoparticle transport, watershed management, hydrologic modeling, surface temperature modeling and other phenomena related to water and energy exchange.

Coursework - 128 credits required 

Required course work includes university requirements (see regulation J-3) and coursework common to all options in an BAE undergraduate degree. A letter grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanities and social science course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.


  • BAE 242 Agricultural Engineering Analysis and Design (2 cr)
  • BAE 450 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr)
  • BAE 451 Engineering Hydrology (3 cr)
  • BAE 452 Environmental Water Quality (3 cr)
  • BAE 458 Open Channel Hydraulics (3 cr)
  • Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
  • CE 211 Engineering Surveying (3 cr)
  • CE 322 Hydraulics (3 cr)
  • Technical Electives (8 cr)

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