Water Resources Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
The Master of Water Resources Engineering at KU Leuven addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The general programme objective is to educate professionals and scientists who contribute effectively to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale. 

About

What is the Master of Water Resources Engineering at KU Leuven all about?

The Master’s programme provides multi-disciplinary and high-quality university education in the field of water resources engineering. Students will be trained with technical and managerial knowledge and skills to: (i) successfully plan, design, operate and manage water resources projects; and (ii) advise and support authorities in decision-making and policy-making that enhance the safe exploitation and re-use of wastewater and the equitable distribution and conservation of local, regional and global water resources.

Career path

Career prospects in the water sector are excellent. The water sector proves to be a stable employment environment with a continually rising need for highly educated professionals. Programme graduates will deal with the exploitation and management of water resources and, to a lesser extent, with education and research. Graduates are therefore prepared to fulfil both a professional and academic role. The programme's academic-level education not only prepares water sector professionals but also future lecturers and researchers, creating a multiplier effect that spreads across many countries.

Government agencies, drinking water companies, and other companies play a decisive role in the management of present and future aquifers and river basins. They need well-trained water professionals. Many graduates find employment with private companies, such as consultancy agencies and industrial firms. Others go on to careers in non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Groundwater Hydrology 
  • Surface Water Hydrology 
  • Aquatic Ecology 
  • Advanced Mathematics for Water Engineering 
  • Irrigation Agronomy 
  • Statistics for Water Engineering 
  • Hydraulics 
  • Waste Water Treatment and Resource Recovery 
  • Water Quality 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  120 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

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                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:

                  7

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                • Minimum required score:

                  550

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                  80

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                Academic Requirements

                • Bachelor of Engineering 
                • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering 
                • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering 
                • Bachelor of Geography 
                • Bachelor of Geology 
                • Bachelor of Biology 
                • Bachelor of Sciences 

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            906 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                            906 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                          Living costs for Leuven

                          • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
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