M.Sc. On Campus

Water Resources Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

24 months
962 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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Water Resources Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)  offers a comprehensive training in the different aspects of water resources management and engineering, with a focus on the use of numerical simulation tools in a framework of project based learning.


 It is designed for those who want to develop their knowledge of water resources engineering and who are willing to use this knowledge in developing countries or anywhere else in the world.

After Graduation

A Water Resources Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)  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.

Programme Structure

  • The programme is open to graduates (or equivalent) in engineering, agriculture, hydrology and other related subjects. Our 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bioscience Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, Biology, Chemistry or Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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.

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