In cooperation with: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The first year contains only compulsory courses (60SP) on mathematics, statistics, hydraulics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, irrigation agronomy, aquatic ecology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrologic data processing and measurements.
In the second year (60SP), most courses are organized as workshops and linked to an integrated project. Three workshops have to be selected among the following: groundwater modelling, soil water modelling, irrigation design and management, surface water modelling, river modelling, urban hydrology and advanced aquatic ecology.
In addition, all students follow the courses on systems approach and social, political, institutional, economic and environmental aspects of water resources.
The second year also includes a research thesis work (30SP).
This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC).
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Career possibilities in the water sector are excellent. Our alumni work all over the world in government agencies, drinking water companies, water treatment agencies, consultancy agencies, ngo's and in education and research institutes.
VUB is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education.
The VUB programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie). This official organisation was established by an international treaty between the Flemish and the Dutch governments to ensure the quality of higher education in both the Netherlands and Flanders.
Integrated projects (select 1 project)
Workshops (select 3 workshops)
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Applicants, who already obtained a Master diploma from a European Economic Area (EEA) university, can be exempted from 60 SP upon a positive advice of the Programme Committee.
All prospective students need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English by meeting one of the following criteria:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor – Academic Staff), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.For special programmes, such as the MA Water Resources Engineering, who focus on specific problems of developing countries the VLIR-UOS (Flemish University Council- Organization for University Development) offers ICP Master Scholarships to candidates from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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