Do you want to learn how to manage fresh water resources and safeguard the water needs of future generations? Do you want to study in an international environment, with students from all over the world? Do you want to enrol in one of the best International Course Programmes of Flanders? Do you want to study at two universities, one in the capital of Europe and one with a tradition of more than 750 years? If so, the Interuniversity Programme in Water Resources Engineering (IUPWARE) is from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) perfect for you.
The programme is open to graduates (or equivalent) in engineering, agriculture, hydrology and other related subjects. The main goal is to offer comprehensive training in water resources engineering to engineers and scientists from both developing and industrialised countries.
The programme blends various basic and applied courses, hydrology and engineering sciences associated with water resources development with organisational and managerial skills. In the second stage, the programme consists of project-based learning, wherein simulation tools are used on real test cases. The first year of the study programme mainly takes place in Leuven (20km from Brussels), while the second year is primarily organised in Brussels.
A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.
International career possibilities
Career possibilities in the water sector are excellent. All over the world, our alumni work in government agencies, drinking water companies, water treatment agencies, consultancy agencies, NGOs and in education and research institutes. Graduates of the Water Resources Engineering Master’s programme are primarily employed as academics or scientists at universities and research institutions and as engineers or managers in government agencies, drinking water companies, consulting companies or NGO’s.
All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.
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- If you have already obtained a Master’s degree from an EEA university, you can be exempted from 60 ECTS, provided that you receive a positive evaluation of the Programme Committee. In that case, your Master thesis amounts to 30 ECTS, while you do not have to take the courses “Setting up a research project” and “Research methods for data collection and processing”.
- You may then also freely select 30 ECTS from the regular programme.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Marine Engineering Environmental Sciences View 4 other Masters in Marine Engineering in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bioscience Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, Biology, Chemistry or Sciences.
English Language Requirements:
- TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79;
- IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5;
- ITACE with minimum level: B2;
- Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170
International939 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 939 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Brussels
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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