This specialization focuses on the behaviour and management of water systems (e.g. rivers, coastal zones and seas) and the physical and socio-economic aspects of water management.
In this specialization you will familiarize yourself with a variety of tools for analysing the long-term behaviour of water systems and for evaluating the impact of human interventions on these systems. The role of models and uncertainty in decision-making processes, along with sustainable aspects of water management, are important topics in this track. Within this specialization we have defined two separate profiles:
- Integrated Water Management, with courses such as Hydrology, Water and Climate, Strategies for Water Security and Urban Resilience in a Changing Climate.
- River and Coastal Engineering, with courses such as River Flow Processes, Long Waves and Tidal Morphodynamics, Mathematical Physics of Water Systems.
Upon completion of the Water Engineering & Management specialization, you may be considered for admission to the Water programme at the Twente Graduate School or the PDEng programme in Civil Engineering. The PDEng is a two-year postgraduate programme which involves coursework and culminates in a design project. As a trainee, you will be employed by the University of Twente or you will be placed at a company.