• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

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.

As a student in the programme, you will acquire both theoretical and practical skills in water treatment, storage and conveyance. 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.

Career:

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

Curriculum:

  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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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

  • International

    13452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26906 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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