Water Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 17600
    Tuition (Year)
    2100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
There are a lot of new and existing global problems related to the availability and quality of water for personal, agricultural and industrial use. And these problems require sustainable solutions with a minimal impact on the environment. The Water Technology programme is offered at Wageningen UR.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

There are a lot of new and existing global problems related to the availability and quality of water for personal, agricultural and industrial use. And these problems require sustainable solutions with a minimal impact on the environment.

Water technology has unfortunately not been a focal point of most academic research and education programmes, despite its enormous importance to society. Instead, the expertise of various research groups is usually concentrated on other processes and in some cases, only later dedicated to water treatment in spin-off projects. New technologies will be necessary to develop new concepts for the treatment of waste water. And also for the production of clean water from alternative sources like salt (sea) water, waste water or humid air in order to minimise the use of precious groundwater. These challenges require academically trained experts who can think out-of-the-box and help to find practical solutions in the near future. A dedicated joint Master Water Technology programme has been created to train and educate these experts.

The MSc Water Technology is situated in Leeuwarden, the capital of water technology, and is offered jointly by three Dutch universities: Wageningen University & Research, the University of Twente and the University of Groningen. A combined technological approach, based on state-of-the-art universities in science and technology, will search for solutions to several developments within business and society; with a worldwide impact on the demand for and use of water. This dedicated Master programme with joint degree allows for flexibility and can be adapted to the changing needs of the labour market. Wageningen University & Research offers a strong focus on environmental sciences, the University of Twente on science and technology, and the University of Groningen on fundamental sciences. Students will be educated in the multidisciplinary laboratory of the technological top institute for water technology called Wetsus.

Students apply for the MSc Water Technology programme at Wageningen University, but will be registered at the other two universities as well. They will have access to the facilities of all three universities. Upon the successful completion of the programme, students receive one joint degree MSc Water Technology issued by all participating universities.

Your future career

This study domain is becoming more and more relevant due to the urgent need for new technologies to combat global water problems. Water technology for public drinking water production and sewage water treatment is a very large market. Furthermore, the largest use of fresh water is for irrigation purposes. The industrial water supply and industrial waste water treatment also represent a significant market. There is no question that businesses involved in water technology will grow tremendously. Besides this, human capital is a basic condition to guarantee the success and continuity of the development of sustainable technologies. In many EU countries, the lack of talented technological professionals is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. The programme prepares students for a professional position in the broad area of water technology. Graduates have good national and international career prospects in business and research.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

The MSc Water Technology programme specifically targets students interested in beta science and technology. The programme offers a unique combination of scientific insights and technological applications from the field of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. This combined approach for problem solving within the global framework of water problems is an asset to the programme. The programme is a valuable supplement for postgraduate students with a completed bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; or in related fields with a strong knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and/or biology, and with affinity of water processes. Students are challenged with examples and case studies of real (research) problems that they might encounter as water professionals.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
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Academic Requirements

General admission requirements

All MSc study programmes at Wageningen University & Research have the following general admission requirements:

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the selected programme;
  • Sufficient quality of the BSc degree as shown by an average mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system)
  • Good working knowledge of mathematics and/or statistics;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

In addition to these general requirements, specific requirements may apply to individual programmes.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17600 International
  • EUR 2100 EEA
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