Hydro Science and Engineering

The graduate programme focuses on the transdisciplinary fields of water and natural resources management and engineering in different climatic zones. It is designed to enable the participants to acquire and expand their professional and methodological qualifications. This pro- gramme meets international standards required to pursue and develop careers within national and international authorities and organisations, engineering and consulting enterprises as well as research work.

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DURATION:
24 months

Technische Universität Dresden

Location Technische Universität Dresden is one of only eleven German Universities distinguished as an “Excellence University” in 2012. TU Dresden, among the largest universities in Germany, is more than 180 years old and has enrolled about 36,500 students. Around 10 per cent of the students are international, coming from approximately 120 different countries. The university hosts 14 faculties and two centres (Biotech and International Studies). The Faculty of Environmental Sciences is one of the five largest (approx. 3,000 students). The city of Dresden, capital of Saxony, is home to half a million inhabitants. Dresden is located on the Elbe River and renowned for its Frauenkirche, opera, concert halls, theatres, museums and art galleries. Students can also enjoy a large variety of pubs and cafes. Dresden is surrounded by wide forests and mountainous areas offering a plenitude of opportunities for hiking, biking, mountain climbing, swimming and skiing.
Course focus The graduate programme focuses on the transdisciplinary fields of water and natural resources management and engineering in different climatic zones. It is designed to enable the participants to acquire and expand their professional and methodological qualifications. This pro- gramme meets international standards required to pursue and develop careers within national and international authorities and organisations, engineering and consulting enterprises as well as research work.

The M.Sc. programme will convey knowledge about protection and management of water resources in different climatic zones, as well as design and construction of water supply and wastewater treatment. The study course is divided into basic and advanced courses during the first three semesters. A final semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis.

During the basic courses, students attend lectures on statistics, climatology, hydrology, geodesy, and soils. Students with a degree in natural or environmental sciences need to take classes in hydromechanics and hydraulic engineering. Students with a degree in civil engineering need to study ecology and water chemistry. For advanced courses, students choose modules corresponding to 50 credits from the following:

Integrated Water Resources Management (5cr), International Water Issues (5cr), Climate Change (5cr), Circular Economy (5cr), Soil Water (5cr), Ground Water (5cr), Aquatic Ecology & Ecotoxicology (5cr), Hydro Dynamics (5cr), Watershed Management (10cr), Water Quality & Water Treatment (5cr), Drinking Water Supply (5cr), Urban Water (10cr), Biotechnology (5cr), Flood Risk Management (20cr), Intern- ship (5cr).

In addition, a study project (10cr) is required.

Target group Limited to graduates in natural or environmental sciences or engineering disciplines and professionals after successful study and at least one year of practice.
Course language English
Entry requirements Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor degree in natural or envi- ronmental sciences or civil engineering incl. environmental engineer- ing and prove sufficient proficiency in English. The most widely recog- nised tests are:

  • IELTS: required level 6.0
  • TOEFL: required level PBT 550, CBT 213, IBT 79 points
  • Other tests of equivalent standard will be considered only as an exception
Degree Awarded Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Hydro Science and Engineering
Course Begins October 2014
Course Duration 24 months
Course Structure Hydro Science and Engineering_Module Compendium
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (August-September for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Remarks Professional experience is not essential for the course but treated as an additional criterion (For DAAD applicants, two years of professional work experience are required.).
Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften
Fachrichtung Hydrowissenschaften
Bergstraße 66
01069 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 / 463-33382
Fax: +49 (0)351 / 463-37288