What is water engineering & management?

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, Design Project Water, Tools for Water Policy Analysis, Integrated Water Management and Water Footprint Assessment. 
  • River and Coastal Engineering, with courses such as Mathematical physics of water systems, Water Systems, River Dynamics, Marine Dynamics and Morphology.

Postgraduate programmes

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.

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