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Graduate Program

Two students wearing red wetsuits on the deck of a research vessel prepare to jump in Lake Michigan.

Students gathering air and water samples aboard the Lake Guardian on Lake Michigan.

Through coursework and research, IIHR graduate students can take advantage of IIHR’s state-of-the-art computational simulations, laboratory modeling capabilities, and field observational research.

Design Your Own Curriculum

IIHR’s grad students can design flexible, tailored curricula in the College of Engineering and other UI departments to help them reach career goals. Students participate in site-specific investigations and field studies leading to advanced degrees in these departments and others:

Build a Successful Career

Our program of education and research develops expertise for a successful career through the following features:

  • Core strength in fluid mechanics
  • A wide selection of courses
  • Flexible curricula tailored to develop expertise
  • Interdisciplinary engineering, science, and humanities courses
  • A broad range of topics for thesis research
  • Extensive computer and laboratory facilities
  • Exposure to diverse engineering and research projects
  • Mentoring from experienced and motivated faculty and staff
CFD of ship propeller

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) image of a ship propeller from IIHR’s Ship Hydrodynamics program

Three researchers in waders stand in shallow water in the Mississippi River looking at mussels caught in the river.

LACMRERS provides a natural setting for collaborations.

Graduate students at IIHR develop professional expertise integrating:

  • An understanding of the physics of flow and flow-related processes
  • Development of analysis, modeling, and simulation skills
  • Use of state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, and computer methods
  • An understanding of environmental, economic, social, and international issues
  • Communication skills

IIHR also offers international experience through the two-week International Perspectives study-abroad course. Students have recently visited: Turkey, China, India, Argentina, Egypt, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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