Advanced Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management (INWAMA/TIWM)

General information

The advanced Master's programme Technology for Integrated Water Management aims to educate specialists in water technology with knowledge and understanding of integrated water management and policy, recent developments in the water sector and global water issues. It is jointly organised by Ghent University, Antwerp Maritime Academy, and the University of Antwerp.

The ‘Advanced Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management’ has been conceived as an interuniversity and internationally oriented Master in the specialized field of water technology as a contribution to sustainable, integrated water management.

The study programme offers a multidisciplinary educational package in which knowledge and expertise from various disciplines is integrated: ecological and biosciences, environmental sciences, engineering sciences and nautical sciences. The Master aims at providing specialist, academic knowledge and competences about the functioning of the water system as well as technological applications. This will enable graduates to bring about technological solutions and to integrate them into water policy and management in various fields all over the world.

It complements the existing offer of study programmes at Master level, because of its specific focus on the interaction between technology and ecology in relation to economy and policy. The incorporation of the fundamental and applied knowledge into water technology and the daily use of water systems, such as shipping, for example, is unique in the world. 
  
The full learning path comprises 60 credits and is organised in modules, which are developed in close collaboration with companies, research institutions and governments. This cooperation with the professional field is made particularly topical with the development of the master’s dissertation.

The master's programme Technology for Integrated Water Management is taught in an interactive, practical way. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyse cases, prepare presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises. All courses will focus on the practical application of concepts in real life. Course material spans from basic definitions to practice and the latest developments, from local problems to global solutions, and vice-versa. Theories are illustrated and case studies refer to real life.

Introduction (9 ECTS- mandatory)
Global water problems and integrated water management
Integrated assessment of water quality and quantity
Specialisation in Water Technology (18 ECTS - electi3ves)
Ecological Engineering
Intergrated Water Management - Case River 21
River Morphology and Hydrodynamics
Sludge and sediment management and remediation
Sustainable use of water: winning, distribution, use and reuse
Waste water treatment technology
Water and shipping 
Intergration in water technology and water management (33 ECTS - mandatory)
Intergrated Modelling and Design of Basin Management Plans
Dissertation in cooperation with the industries, companies and research institutes
Learning outcome:

The study programme provides you with advanced knowledge, a critical attitude, self-reflection, and a research mentality. You will have gained specialist, academic knowledge and competences about the functioning of the water system and the application of technology for an integrated water policy and management.

On successful completion of this programme, students will have achieved the following competencies: 

  • Advanced scientific understanding and technological knowledge in water technology and in integrated water management.
  • In-depth knowledge of new technologies for water use and reuse based on an integrated water resources management approach.
  • Knowledge and skills to select and apply relevant tools for collecting, interpreting and assessing (qualitative and quantitative) information from a variety of relevant sources on water technology and integrated water management.
  • Ability to assess the quality and relevance of studies performed by others.
  • Skills to take an active part in evaluation work him-/herself.
  • Ability to formulate integrated proposals as a contribution to the solution and prevention water related problems.
  • Skill to critically analyse policy plans, management proposals and measures for implementation and contribute to their set up.
Objective:

Technology for Integrated Water Management  is designed to equip the students with the competency to understand the state-of-the-art on water technology and integrated water management. The programme aims to improve the understanding of concepts and systems and enhances knowledge regarding tools and technologies. This will enable innovative planning and action from a new perspective and approach.

The programme has been conceived as student-centred and competence-oriented education that is offered in a modular way. 

The study programme ‘Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management’ aims at:

  • Imparting to the students an in-depth and advanced scientific training in the discipline of water technology, continuing on the knowledge and understandings that have been acquired during a previous master’s programme;
  • Providing the students with a broadening education, through which they acquire insight into the social context in which the discipline is situated;
  • Enabling the students to apply this knowledge and competences in order to manage and steer the processes related to the discipline of water technology, within a multidisciplinary context. In other words, the students are to be given the chance to further develop and apply their scientific and engineering skills (quantitative approach of a problem, analysis and synthesis);
  • Giving the students a chance to contribute independently and in an original and innovative way, to the knowledge development and scientific research within the domain of water technology and integrated water management;
  • Enabling the students to propose and elaborate original and innovative solutions and strategies, on the basis of available information as well as information yet to be acquired, and to express their opinion about problems and situations within the domain of water technology;
  • Giving the students the opportunity to communicate and justify these solutions, strategies and opinions to and to discuss them with a broad audience;
  • Providing the students with learning attitudes and learning competences to be able to participate independently and fully in the knowledge society, requiring an attitude of life-long learning. 

In water technology, integrated water management and policy, developments in the water sector as well as in the global water issue, the objectives of the study programme ‘Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management’ consist of: 

  • Conducting the students to an advanced level of scientific knowledge, skills and understandings and the processes related thereto; 
  • Thus enabling them to function in the considered field in an expert manner and with due awareness of values, in the various sectors of the labour market to which the study programme grants access; 
  • Enabling them, starting from existing knowledge generated through scientific research, and with the necessary critical attitude vis-à-vis the existing technologies, to provide the knowledge society with new, original and innovative contributions and improvements. 

The main objective of this interuniversity study programme between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp, is the education of specialists in water technology with knowledge and understanding of integrated water management and policy, the developments in the water sector and the global water issue. The study programme is oriented towards the development of integrated competences for the analysis and solution of water problems with adequate technology and management, and departs from competence-oriented learning based on integrated entities of knowledge and insight, competences and attitudes. 
The target group of the study programme is twofold: young graduates from scientific disciplines and engineers with an interest in water technology on the one hand, and professionals who are eager to deepen their knowledge and experience on the other hand. This subsequent master programme has a clear finality. The study programme continues on the final qualifications of the previously obtained master’s degree and provides the student with advanced knowledge, a critical attitude, self-reflection, practical knowledge and a research mentality. 

Introduction (9 ECTS – mandatory)

  • Global water problems and integrated water management
  • Integrated assessment of water quality and quantity

Specialisation in water technology (18 ECTS - electives)

  • Ecological Engineering
  • Integrated Water Management – Case River 21
  • River morphology and hydrodynamics
  • Sludge and sediment management and remediation
  • Sustainable use of water: winning, distribution, use and reuse
  • Waste water treatment technology
  • Water and shipping

Integration in water technology and water management (33 ECTS - mandatory)

  • Integrated Modelling and Design of Basin Management Plans
  • Dissertation in cooperation with the industries, companies & research institutes
Contact Person: (info.cest@ugent.be)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0311 - Maritime economy

Venue

Venue: Ghent Univeristy (Contact University)
Ghent, Belgium

The courses will be organised on the campuses of the University of Antwerp, the Ghent University and at the Antwerp Maritime Academy.

Application


Cost:

Full-time registration (60 ECTS) =  € 1920.

The registration fee depends in most cases on the number of credits within your selected study programme. The number of credits for each course subject can be found in the study guide.
If the number of credits in your study programme changes during the academic year (e.g. because you select additional course subjects after your registration), it's possible that your registration fee will change and that you will receive an additional invoice (or get some money back).

Please note that the payment of the registration fee has no influence on the status of your registration.  Even when ending a registration, a full or partial payment of the registration fee, depending on the taken credits, is still required. Not paying the fee will not cancel your registration and the obligation to pay the registration fee.


Prerequisites:

Diploma requirements. The master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management is an advanced master based on a master degree already obtained. Students must have a master’s degree in the field of: Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences, Nautical Sciences. Other masters: only after approval of the application file from which appear previously acquired and proven competences in one of the above mentioned training programmes.

Language requirements. The working language of the master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management is English. In order to assure active participation, a good command of English in all aspects (written, spoken, and comprehension) is a prerequisite.

Proof of proficiency in English has to be presented upon registration. Without this, registration for the Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management is not possible! The following language requirements apply to candidates with a non-Flemish master’s degree only. Candidates with a master’s degree from a Flemish university are nonetheless strongly advised to take a language test to assure they possess the necessary language skills to successfully complete the programme. Applicants can prove their proficiency in English:  

  • either by submitting proof you have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language master programme;
  • or by submitting one of the following language certificates with a test validity of maximum 2 years:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language ): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550 or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System ): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0.
    • or Knowledge level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Application Procedure:

Technology for Integrated Water Management is an inter-university programme. You can choose to have your main registration either at the University of Antwerp or at Ghent University. 

All information can be found here

EEA nationals and non-EEA national
University of Antwerp / Gent University

Master students with a Flemish degree
University of Antwerp / Gent University

Please note the application deadlines for 2016-2017! 

Depending on your individual situation, one of the following deadlines applies:

  • 28 February 2016: for non-EEA nationals who need to apply for a visa. Applications received after this date will not be considered if you still have to apply for a visa. 
  • 30 April 2016 (for UAntwerp) / 31 May 2016 (for UGent): for EEA nationals
  • 17 September 2016: for master students with a Flemish or Dutch degree that does not give direct access to the programme
  • 23 September 2016:  for master students with a Flemish or Dutch degree that gives direct access tot the programme

Grant Opportunities:

It is possible to apply for a scholarschip, all information can be found here

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
60
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