Program Details

Water Resources, Engineering
Brussels, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Number of ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 years Campus: Etterbeek and Leuven In cooperation with: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven The first year contains only compulsory courses (60SP) on mathematics, statistics, hydraulics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, irrigation agronomy, aquatic ecology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrologic data processing and measurements. In the second year (60SP), most courses are organized as workshops and linked to an integrated project. Three workshops have to be selected among the following: groundwater modelling, soil water modelling, irrigation design and management, surface water modelling, river modelling, urban hydrology and advanced aquatic ecology. In addition, all students follow the courses on systems approach and social, political, institutional, economic and environmental aspects of water resources. The second year also includes a research thesis work (30SP). International Course Programme This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC).

Water Resources, Engineering

Career opportunities Career possibilities in the water sector are excellent. Our alumni work all over the world in government agencies, drinking water companies, water treatment agencies, consultancy agencies, ngo's and in education and research institutes.
Setting Description:
Direct access: • Bachelor in de (bio-)ingenieurswetenschappen • Bachelor in de geografie, geologie of biologie • Master in de biowetenschappen of industriële wetenschappen Admission based upon evaluation of a file: • Bachelor of Engineering, Bioscience Engineering or Environmental Engineering • Bachelor of Geography, Geology, Biology or Sciences Applicants, who already obtained a Master diploma from a European Economic Area (EEA) university, can be exempted from 60 SP upon a positive advice of the Programme Committee.
Subsidized tuition fees. As from 2013 • ˜€578,7 per year for EU students • ˜€2950 per year for non-EU students