The Civil Engineering Department at Clemson University offers programs of advanced study in Applied Fluid Mechanics leading to the Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Graduate students in the Applied Fluid Mechanics area have the opportunity to work with faculty on a wide range of academic, professional, and research activities, some of which are multi-disciplinary in nature and involve faculty from other departments in the College of Engineering and Science.
The Applied Fluid Mechanics program emphasizes the flow of common, natural fluids - water and air - the forces they create, and the movement of materials - suspended or dissolved - within those fluids. The sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering encompassed within the Applied Fluid Mechanics program include hydraulics, hydrology, coastal engineering, and wind engineering. Research problems in Applied Fluid Mechanics cover a variety of scales, from flow of groundwater through pores in soil to hydrodynamics of tidal estuaries and coastal seas.