The Master of Water Resources Engineering at KU Leuven 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.
Water Resources Engineering deals with the methods and techniques applied in the study of:
- water needs for agriculture, industry, households, recreation, navigation, hydroelectric power generation
- problems related to storm water drainage and flood damage mitigation
- problems related to water quality in streams and aquifers, erosion, sedimentation, protection of ecosystems and other natural resources
- integrated water management
- institutional, socio-economic, and policy issues related to water resources development and management.
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.
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- Groundwater Hydrology
- Surface Water Hydrology
- Aquatic Ecology
- Advanced Mathematics for Water Engineering
- Environmental Programming
- Statistics for Water Engineering
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Please note that the application deadline for a VLIR-UOS scholarship is 1 February 2021. For the most recent information, consult the programme's website.
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management General Engineering & Technology View 53 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in Belgium
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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International947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
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Living costs for Leuven
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.