M.Sc. On Campus

Water Engineering

Uppsala University

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Water Engineering program from Uppsala University has a strong focus on digitalisation, which is expected to grow increasingly important for the water sector. As a student in the programme, you will acquire both theoretical and practical skills in water treatment, storage and conveyance.


The Water Engineering program from Uppsala University offers several opportunities for students to participate in research seminars and lectures at the various departments that contribute to the programme. Students are encouraged to engage in faculty research through, for example, degree projects within on-going research projects.

Digitalisation and machine learning are key concepts throughout, as much of the programme focuses on the analysis of large amounts of data, modelling/simulation and automation within the water sector.


Upon completion of the programme, you may go on to find employment with municipal water suppliers, regional environmental authorities, governmental agencies, as a consultant. Examples of potential positions and workplaces include regional drinking water and waste water treatment plants, the processing industry, consultant agencies dealing with water and the environment, and hydropowerIf you so choose, you may also elect to stay in academia, pursuing a PhD in a field related to hydrology.

 With a skill set that includes modelling, measurement, digitalisation and automation, you will be an attractive candidate for a PhD in hydrology, geohydrology and environmental analysis at Uppsala University, as well as in hydrology-related PhD studies at KTH, Chalmers, Lund University, LTU and SLU.

Programme Structure


  • The programme begins with an introductory course that provides you with a firm footing in hydrology and fluid mechanics, both needed for the subsequent courses in the programme. 
  • The second semester will offer advanced courses that build upon those of the first semester, concluding with a course on measurement methods with focus on sensors in the water sector.
  • The third semester will include the final course of the digitalisation profile, where digitalisation projects will be carried out together with students from another Master's programme (such as Data Science) using actual data from water systems. 
  • Finally, the programme will conclude with a degree project in water engineering, in which you will be expected to apply the majority of the skills you have learned as part of your training.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:

  • 90 credits in engineering;
  • 10 credits in physics including mechanics and electromagnetism;
  • 20 credits in chemistry including general chemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry;
  • 20 credits in mathematics including linear algebra and single variable calculus.

Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /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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