Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WATENV)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.09 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 1.09 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:8435 Duration:24 months


Sustainable development in all areas of water resources management, water supply, waste water treatment and solid waste management is of great importance for present-day and succeeding generations. Engineers and natural scientists in water resources and environmental management are qualified to search for responses to worldwide problems of increasing water scarcity, flood risks and environmental pollution. Graduates work together with colleagues in several special fields. The job is multidisciplinary, interesting and worldwide needed.

WATENV is a research oriented Master of Science Programme, which provides international students the opportunity to qualify for demading positions in water resources and environmental management. Therefore the education is interdisciplinary with optional specialization in Water Resources Management or Sanitary Engineering.

Several institutes of the highly reputable and well equipped Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) are involved in the WATENV courses. They offer outstanding general conditions for students and researchers.

In the first semester students obtain knowledge of basics in natural sciences, environmental hydraulics, hydrology and water resources management. Afterwards one of the two special fields, Water Resources Management or Sanitary Engineering, has to be elected for the second and third semester. These scientific courses are accompanied by courses, which aim at the development and improvement of soft skills required for successful scientific work. In the fourth semester students complete the master thesis under supervision.


Mandatory Basics:
Natural Sciences
Environmental Hydraulics
Hydrology & Water Resources Management I
Environmental Data Analysis

Major A: Water Resources Management:
Hydrology & Water Resources Management II
Ecology & Water Resources
Hydrological Modelling
Special Topics in Water Resources Management

Major B: Sanitary Engineering:
Sanitary Engineering
Solid Waste Management
Water Supply & Industrial Water Management
Special Topics in Sanitary Engineering
Elective Supplements:
Hydraulic Engineering
Computer & Informatics
Water, Soils & Vegetation
Practical Training in Sanitary Engineering
Flow & Transport Processes
Environmental Economics
Environmental & Coastal Management
Soft Skills and Projects:
Research Planning
Research Project & Colloquium
Theories & Methods of Research
German Language I/II
Master Thesis

Students must hold a Bachelors degree with the grade "good" or better in a field related to the WATENV Masters programme, e.g. civil engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences or geosciences. Practical training and stay abroad are not required. Instructions and examinations are given in English language. Applicants with non-English native language have to provide evidence of an adequate working knowledge of English via an internationally recognised certificate. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

In the case that a candidate has not the possibility to finance the costs by her/himself, she or he is advised to check whether financing could be provided by local, national or other sources.

Some other possibilities to get individual scholarships:

* DAAD: WATENV participates in the "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries" programme of DAAD, which offers approx. 6 fulltime scholarships per year. Application via DAAD.

Additionally, the participating institutes of Leibniz University often offer part-time student assistantships. These could be useful for self-financing students to improve their financial situation. However these cannot be arranged before starting the programme.


The WATENV M. Sc. programme is accredited by ASIIN e.V.

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