Master of Water Resources Engineering
The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries. The general programme objective is to educate professionals and scientists who contribute effectively to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale.
The Master’s programme providesmulti-disciplinary and high-quality university educationin the field of water resources engineering. Students will be trained with technical and managerial knowledge and skills to: (i) successfully plan, design, operate and manage water resources projects; and (ii) advise and support authorities in decision-making and policy-making that enhance the safe exploitation and re-use of wastewater and the equitable distribution and conservation of local, regional and global water resources.
Water Resources Engineering deals with the methods and techniques applied in the study of:
- water needs for agriculture, industry, households, recreation, navigation, hydroelectric power generation
- problems related to storm water drainage and flood damage mitigation
- problems related to water quality in streams and aquifers, erosion, sedimentation, protection of ecosystems and other natural resources
- integrated water management
- institutional, socio-economic, and policy issues related to water resources development and management
Through the choice of 3 elective courses and a specific topic for thesis research, you can tailor your study programme to fit your interests.
The current tuition fee is € 922.30. The tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined in the spring of 2020. Please consult the website for the most recent information: kuleuven.be/tuitionfees.
Excellent students who are eligible for a Master Mind Scholarship are invited to submit their application before 1 February.
Leuven offers a wide range of housing opportunities at reasonable prices. Most students choose to rent a room (‘kot’ in Dutch) in a privately-owned student house with shared common spaces and facilities. If you need any help with this, the KU Leuven Housing Service can offer some assistance. The university owns and manages a number of student residences and a limited number of rooms in these residences is reserved for international students with specific scholarships.
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