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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 687 / Year
  • Foreign: $ 687 / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    In cooperation with: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    The first year contains only compulsory courses (60SP) on mathematics, statistics, hydraulics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, irrigation agronomy, aquatic ecology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrologic data processing and measurements.

    In the second year (60SP), most courses are organized as workshops and linked to an integrated project. Three workshops have to be selected among the following: groundwater modelling, soil water modelling, irrigation design and management, surface water modelling, river modelling, urban hydrology and advanced aquatic ecology.

    In addition, all students follow the courses on systems approach and social, political, institutional, economic and environmental aspects of water resources.

    The second year also includes a research thesis work (30SP).

    International Course Programme

    This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC).

    Something for you?

    • You are interested in water resources management and engineering?
    • You want to study in an international environment, with students from all over the world?
    • You want to study at one of the best International Course Programmes of Flanders?
    • You w ant to study at 2 universities: one in the capital of Europe and one with a tradition of more than 750 years?

    Then this Master will certainly be of interest to you!

    Job Opportunities

    Career possibilities in the water sector are excellent. Our alumni work all over the world in government agencies, drinking water companies, water treatment agencies, consultancy agencies, ngo's and in education and research institutes.

    1st Year Master of Water Resources Engineering 2012 - 2013

    Compulsory courses

    • Advanced Mathematics for Water Engineering
    • Irrigation Agronomy
    • Aquatic Ecology
    • Groundwater Hydrology
    • Statistics for Water Engineering
    • Hydraulics
    • Surface Water Hydrology
    • Water Quality Assessment, Monitoring and Treatment

    Compulsory Workshops

    • Hydrological Data Processing
    • GIS for Water Resources Engineering
    • Measurement Techniques for Water Resources Engineering
    • Remote Sensing in Water Resources Engineering

    2nd Year Master of Water Resources Engineering 2012 - 2013

    Compulsory courses

    • System Approach to Water Management
    • Social, Political, Economical and Environmental Aspects of Water Engineering

    Master Thesis

    • Thesis Research Project Water Resources Engineering

    Integrated projects (select 1 project)

    • Integrated project: Humid Climate Case Study
    • Integrated Project: Arid Climate Case Study

    Workshops (select 3 workshops)

    • Advanced Aquatic Ecology
    • Groundwater Modelling
    • Irrigation Design and Management
    • River Modelling
    • Soil Water Modelling
    • Surface Water Modelling
    • Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Direct access:Bachelor in de (bio-)ingenieurswetenschappenBachelor in de geografie, geologie of biologieMaster in de biowetenschappen of industriële wetenschappenAdmission based upon evaluation of a file:Bachelor of Engineering, Bioscience Engineering or Environmental EngineeringBachelor of Geography, Geology, Biology or SciencesApplicants of non-native English speaking countries should have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score on the paper and pencil test of at least 550 or 213 on the computer based test.Applicants, who already obtained a Master diploma from a European Economic Area (EEA) university, can be exempted from 60 SP upon a positive advice of the Programme Committee. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550


    A limited number of scholarships is offered by VLIR-UDC for participants from developing countries. For details on the application procedure and forms, please consult the VLIR-UOS website.


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