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Water is vital. Life on earth would be impossible without water. But water can also be life-threatening. Consider the destructive power of rivers which burst their banks, or polluted drinking water sources.
The MSc Watermanagement track focuses on understanding natural surface and groundwater streams and on managing, controlling and using water streams for society. This covers both ground and surface water, as well as rainfall and, for example, waste water. Watermanagement also considers not just the quantity of water, but the quality of ground and surface water.
Considerable attention in this track is devoted to modelling, laboratory work, fieldwork and research with test installations.
Campus courses and Online distance learning courses
All courses within in the MSc-track Watermanagement can be done as Campus course or online distance course. All students are free to select whether they do the Campus format or the Online format of a course. This selection has to be made 4 weeks before the start of a course.
Campus courses are given during 4 periods of 10 weeks each, starting September 2013 and ending July 2014. Most courses end with written examinations (3 hours session) which are scheduled in the last week of the same 10-week period. Full time students take 3 to 5 courses per period, totalling 15 EC per period.
Each Online course is given parallel to the Campus course, within the same period, ending with Exams together with Campus students. All lectures of the Campus course are recorded as web-lecture (Collegerama) and will be available in Blackboard within 48 hours, together with all reading material, assignments, tests etc. Online MSc students have to be in Delft in week 9 and 10 of a period, for educational activities which are not (yet) available online, for meeting other students and staff, and for Exams.
For the academic year 2013-2014 some specialisation courses are not offered in the Online format. These courses will be available as Online courses in the academic year 2014-2015.
The MSc programme comprises a total of 120 ECT, within a two years timeframe, consisting of 4 parts:
* Common programme
* Watermanagement specialisation courses
* Two out of four (Traineeship, Mulidisciplinary project, additional thesis or elective courses)
* MSc thesis
The MSc-track Watermanagement consists of 6 specialisations:
* Water resource management
* Urban drainage and watermanagement
* Drinking water engineering
* Wastewater treatment
The MSc track Watermanagement is conducted in the English language as all MSc programs of Delft University of Technology.
MSc track Watermanagement on campus or online
The MSc track Watermanagement is a Campus MSc as well as an Online MSc. Each online course is given parallel to the Campus course, within the same period, ending with Exams together with Campus students.
What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme? Please note: if you do not meet all the formal requirements, it is no use applying.1)A. A good university Bachelor's degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.orB. A proof that you have nearly completed a Bachelor's programme in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding any Bachelors of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.2)A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for the country in which you obtained your Bachelors degree: * Countries A - H * Countries I - P * Countries Q - ZPlease note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.3)Proof of English language proficiencyOnly nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelors degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.Certificates older than two years are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information. * For EU/EFTA nationals, the English language certificate may be submitted until 1 July provided that all other required hard copy documents are received before the application deadline of 1 April. * Nationals of the Peoples Republic of China only: for visa purposes you need a Nuffic certificate as proof of your English language proficiency. In order to obtain the Nuffic certificate you will need to take the IELTS or TOEFL internet-based test.4)A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 - 2,000 words) addressing the following: * Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice. * Why you wish to pursue this programme abroad and/or in the Netherlands in particular. * Why you are interested in TU Delft and what you expect to find here * If there are optional specialisations in the Masters programme of your choice: which specialisation(s) interest you most, and why? * Describe your hypothetical thesis project; what kind of a projectwould you prefer if you were free to make a choice? Also briefly explain what you would want to explore in your thesis project. Provide a maximum of three hypothetical thesis topics and elaborate on your particular interests in them. * A brief summary (maximum 250 words) of the thesis work or the final assignment (to be) done for your Bachelors programme, including information on the credits earned, grade, and full workload.5)Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch: * one from from a professor or an assistant professor from the faculty from which you graduated. * one from your employer, if you already have work experience.If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you need to provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.6)An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.7)Proof of identity English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
Scholarships and Awards
Numerous scholarships are awarded to TU Delft admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, specific faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc programme.
TU Delft wishes to remain a technology university with a leading global reputation. To do this, our aim is to maintain a full range of high-quality disciplines, courses and unique facilities in the engineering sciences. Collaboration is an essential part of this, on the basis of our strong identity and reputation. TU Delft wants to be a breeding ground for cutting-edge technological scientific developments to meet the great societal challenges of our age.
TU Delfts mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.