Water Resources and Environmental Management (WATENV)

The Master programme WATENV provides young, international professionals with the opportunity to qualify for responsible, leading positions in research agencies, consulting companies as well as nation- al and international organisations in the fields of water resources and environmental management.

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DURATION:
24 month

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Location Hannover is a cultural centre in northern Germany and the state capital of Lower Saxony. It has several theatres, an opera house and a number of museums. With its Technical Library, Hannover hosts the German Central Library for all fields of technology, one of the largest specialist libraries in the world. Because of its numerous parks, Hannover is a very green city. Leibniz Universität Hannover is situated adjacent to the famous baroque gardens of Herrenhausen.

The university, with more than 20,000 students and about 4,300 employees (including 300 professors), offers a broad study spectrum from natural sciences and engineering to economics, law and the humanities.

Course focus The Master programme WATENV provides young, international professionals with the opportunity to qualify for responsible, leading positions in research agencies, consulting companies as well as nation- al and international organisations in the fields of water resources and environmental management.

Several institutes of the highly reputable and well-equipped Leibniz Universität Hannover are involved in the WATENV courses. The curriculum is interdisciplinary with optional specialisation in Water Resources Management or Sanitary Engineering.

In addition to scientific courses such as:

Water Resources Management, Sanitary Engineering, Computer & Informatics, Hydrological Modelling, Hydraulics, GIS, Environmental Economics, Solid Waste Management, Environmental & Coastal Management, Environmental Data Analysis, etc., students are trained in soft skills required for successful scientific work.

The research-oriented course is accompanied by a two-month field study in the student’s home (or another developing) country prior to the Master’s thesis.

Target group Civil and environmental engineers (+ B.Sc. Graduates of related sciences with work experience in the water sector) from developing countries looking for an additional academic qualification.
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • B.Sc. or equivalent university degree after a minimum of four years of university education with above average results
  • at least two years of professional experience
  • TOEFL: internet based (iBT) 80 pts., paper based (PBT) 550 pts., new scale 213 pts.; IELTS 6.0
Degree Awarded Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Course Begins in October (winter semester) each year
Course Duration Two years (1.5 yrs. in-class, 0.5 yrs. Master’s thesis)
Course Structure WATENV_Modulhandbuch
WATENV_Verlaufsplan
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-sholarship)
Remarks Submitted documents will not be returned.
Only certified copies will be accepted.
Institute of Water Resources Management, Hydrology and Agricultural Hydraulic Engineering
Dipl.-Geogr. Eva Starke
Appelstr. 9A
D-30167 Hannover
Tel: +49 (0)511 / 762-5374
Fax: +49 (0)511 / 762-3731