Technology for Integrated Water Management

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Content

  • Advanced master programme
  • Interuniversity education offering combined expertise in water-related research and development
  • Multidisciplinary perspective: ecosystem approach / bioscience engineering / civil engineering
  • Providing R&D-based technological answers for integrated water policy & management

Integrated water management is the challenge of the 21st century. Worldwide, there is a need to train specialists in water technology who have knowledge of and insight in integrated water management and policy, trends and developments in the water sector, worldwide water problems and new techniques for water treatment and water purification. Since 2010, this advanced
master is organized jointly by Ghent University (Centre Environmental Science & Technology) and the University of Antwerp (IMDO), together with the Antwerp Maritime Academy.

Learning Outcomes

The subsequent master program Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management prepares you to become a specialist in water technology with knowledge and understanding of integrated water management and policy, the developments in the water sector and the global water issue. As a graduate you will be equipped with integrated competences for the analysis and solution of water problems with adequate state-of-the-art technology and management to end up in research institutes, global businesses, consultancies and governmental institutions.

Structure

Semester 1 (Sept-Jan)

  • preceded by introduction courses
  • introduction: compulsory
  • integration in Water Technology and Water Management: compulsory
  • specialization in Water Technology: elective courses

Semester 2 (Feb-June)

  • integration in Water Technology and Water Management: master dissertation
  • specialization in Water Technology: elective courses

All course details can be found in our programme catalogue: Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management

Admission Requirements

  • The master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management is an advanced master based on a master degree already obtained.
  • Students must have a master’s degree in the field of:
    -    Sciences
    -    Applied Sciences
    -    Applied Biological Sciences
    -    Nautical Sciences
    -    Other masters: only after approval of the application file from which appear previously acquired and proven competences in one of the above mentioned training programmes.
  • The working language of the master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management is English. In order to assure active participation, a good command of English in all aspects (written, spoken, and comprehension) is a prerequisite. 
    Proof of proficiency in English has to be presented upon registration. Without this, registration for the Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management is not possible! 
    The following language requirements apply to candidates with a non-Flemish master’s degree only. Candidates with a master’s degree from a Flemish university are nonetheless strongly advised to take a language test to assure they possess the necessary language skills to successfully complete the programme. Applicants can prove their proficiency in English:    
    -    either by submitting proof you have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language master programme;  
    -     or   by submitting one of the following language certificates with a test validity of maximum 2 years: 
    ◦   TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550 or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80.  
    ◦   IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6,5 overall score with a minimum of 6 for each sub-part
    ◦  or  Knowledge level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Application Procedure

Academic Admission

We urge you to complete the procedure as described on the following website for academic admission. Without finalizing your academic admission procedure, it is not possible to compete/be selected for a scholarship. Do respect the deadlines for academic admission. Files received beyond the deadline will not be taken into consideration whatsoever. For all questions in relation to this procedure, please contact admission@ugent.be.

Practical Information

Cost

  • Tuition fee: consult the website
  • Living, insurance & accommodation expenses: min € 850/month
  • Some scholarship schemes take charge of particular costs

Partners

  • University of Antwerp (IMDO)
  • Antwerp Maritime Academy University

Contact & Info

MSc in Technology for Integrated Water Management
Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium