MSc in Water Engineering

General information

The Master’s programme is run as a joint degree programme by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences together with the Universidad de La Coruña/Spain. The first semester is taught at the University of La Coruña and the second semester at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. The third semester is a traineeship semester at one of the two named universities or at other participating universities or in companies/institutions.

The objective of the programme is to acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the ability to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of working life in applied practice, research or teaching, and to deal effectively with the frequently changing tasks that arise in the professional life of an engineer working in water management. On the Master’s programme in Water Engineering, graduates build expertise in the following areas of water management: National and international water management planning processes, drinking water and wastewater management in hydrology, in hydraulic engineering and experimental hydraulics, in restoration ecology and in biotechnology and river morphology and in flow and process modelling.

Introduction. The broad experience achieved by the Universities of A Coruña and Magdeburg in the training of Civil Engineering and Water Engineering professionals within the last decades, has culminated in the development of a Joint International Master Degree meeting the requirements of the European Space of Superior Education set by the Bologna Treaty.

Why study. At the moment there is an increasing need for qualified professionals in the field of Water and Environmental Engineering that posses not only high skills in this field of expertise but that also own qualifications that allow them to develop their professional activity within an international environment.

This is an interuniversity study, the following universities colaborate in teaching:

  • Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal (FH)
  • Universidad de A Coruña 

What you learn. The Master provides an academic training, which allows specialization, after obtaining the relevant degree of access to the field of engineering or experimental sciences In science, students will be able to pursue research training and a phD

Professional and academic career. The training acquired by the students, enabling them as professionals specializing in water issues and qualified to work in companies specialized and general consulting, laboratories, service companies, construction companies. Qualified personnel development activities I+ D + I. Practices (15c) in companies and institutions linked to the UDC will be a compulsory subject and increase options entitled to their employment.

Professional environment. Although the situation of employability in recent years is still difficult, students, upon completion their formation in this master, have been incorporated into the working life related to water management companies, both Galicia and the rest of the country and foreign companies.

Professional and academic career. Professionals specializing in water issues and qualified to work in specialized and general consulting firms, laboratories, service companies, construction companies. Qualified personal for the development of Water engineering research Training period (15c) in companies and institutions linked to the UDC will be a compulsory subject and it will increase options to their employment.

Semester 1 (La Coruña) Semester 2 (Magdeburg)
Compulsory modules
Hydrological Plannings and Project I Hydrologic Plannings and Project I
Water Supply and Drainage Systems Computational Fluid Dynamics II
Physico-Chemistry and quality of water River Morphology
Optional Courses (2/4)
Experimental Hydraulics I Experimental Hydraulics II
Computational Fluid Dynamics I GIS and Hydrology
Water Treatment and Energy Efficiency Restoration Ecology
Groundwater Engineering I Environmental biotechnology and hydrochemistry

Semester 3 (La Coruña, Magdeburg, project partner, enterprise/institution):

  • traineeship as Enterprise training or University training
  • Master Thesis


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

0532 - Marine Geology", "0712 - Environmental protection technology


Venue: Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (Contact University)
Magdeburg, Germany


Open from
22 Aug 2016 to 18 Apr 2018


There is a system of aids and scholarships for students in need. The different criteria, application procedures and deadlines depend on the body that convenes (own, regional and state) and the type of aid. You can consult the following links:


The language of instruction is English. Applicants have to prove adequate language skills in English (B2 level).

Recommended profile.
Students expecting to be trained as qualified professionals in the field of Water and Environmental Engineering with not only high skills in this field of expertise but also owning qualifications that allow them to develop their professional activity within an international environment. Studies of other related branches of science and engineering: In these cases, students will be recommended to curse supplements. If the degree of access is another engineering but not the branch of Civil Engineering, the candidate must demostrate that they have passed (or possibly be prepared to take and pass simultaneously) minimum credits in the area of ​​Hydraulics and Hydrology ( 6c) and college-level Environmental Engineering (6c). Access from degrees of scientific disciplines (Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, ...), in this case, candidates must have passed (or be willing to take simultaneously and exceed) minimum credits in the following disciplines: Mathematics (10c) and Mechanics Fluid and Physical (6c) at university level. In order to study these complementary subjects simultaneously, the University of A Coruña give all possible facilities within the catalog of subjects currently taught in the School of Civil Engineering.

General applications requirements.
Engineering or applied sciences grades of the European Space of Higher Education or equivalent degrees from outside, including Technics engineerings Studies of other related branches of science and engineering: In these cases, students will be recommended to curse supplements

Application Procedure:

Access and admission.
UDC Master’s studies programmes are open to students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised Spanish university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised third-level institution in the EHEA.

Candidates from non-EHEA university systems are not required to have their qualifications officially recognised, provided the UDC is satisfied that the learner outcomes and status of their non-EHEA qualification are homologous to the equivalent degree in Spain. This is an application-specific statement of equivalence only: under no circumstances may the University’s admission of non-EHEA qualifications be construed as a form of official accreditation.

Applications for UDC Master’s studies programmes will be assessed on the basis of specific entry criteria, including the candidate’s academic qualifications and merits. Information relating to entry procedures and requirements will be included in the programme structure for each degree.

The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC Master’s degree programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and has no bearing on the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.

More information on Master's studies programmes admission.

Application and admission.
Applications for places on UDC Master’s programmes should be made using the online application system on the UDC website.

Application for the UDC Master’s in Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching should be made in writing using the form provided online.

Completed forms should be submitted to the Faculty of Education office.

Applications from students with degrees from non-EHEA university systems should be accompanied by officially notarised or apostilled translations (into either of the two official languages of the University of A Coruña) of the following documents:

  • Degree certificate
  • Academic transcript

Registration will be completed through the online registrar according to the dates indicated in the official admissions calendar for UDC Master’s programmes.

Where necessary, the following documentation should be submitted to the relevant Department within 10 calendar days of registration:

  • Completed application for financial assistance
  • Proof of entitlement to fee reduction or exemption

 At last, if you need more information about master's applications you can check the complete admission procedure.

Admission procedures and criteria.
Average academic record (maximum 10 points) II. Affinity Factor as much access: a. Civil Engeneering: 2 points b. Other engineering: 1.5 points c. Scientific degrees: 1 point d. Lyrics: 0 points III. Length of the access degree a. 6 years: 6 points b. 5 years: 5 points c. 4 years: 4 points d. 3 years: 3 point

The general admission deadlines for academic year 2016/2017 were:

First deadline

  • 23 June to 13 July 2016: Early application
  • 1 August to 10 August 2016: Application.

Second deadline

  • 22 August to 31 August 2016: Early application.
  • 15 September to 20 September 2016: Application.

Third deadline

  • 22 September to 30 September 2016: Early application.
  • 11 October to 20 October 2016: Application.

Special deadlines for Foreign University System students outside of Spanish University System:

  • 16 January to 18 April 2017: Early application.
  • First general deadline (to be determined): Application.

You can also check the deadline calendar for master's admissions.



Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Engineering

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