MSc Hydroinformatics

General information

The Hydroinformatics MSc applies advanced information and communications technology to the management of the waters of the world. This course provides a quantitative training in hydrology, hydraulics and modern information communications technology (ICT) within the context of water management, preparing you for a career in hydroinformatics in the water sector.

The course offers a joint degree between five European universities as a part of the Erasmus + co-operation and mobility programme. Running since 2004, it is one of the most successful courses in this programme and in 2016 it was approved for a third term of funding. The partner universities are:

  • Newcastle University (UK)
  • University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
  • Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus (Germany)
  • Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

You will receive quantitative training in hydrology, hydraulics and modern information communication technology (ICT) within the context of water management.


You will study modules up to a total of 120 European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) credits, including 36 ECTS credits at a partner institution. Lectures and tutorials at partner institutions are taught in English. The course spans four semesters over two years:

  • semester one - an introduction, bringing you and other students to a common level of ability in key technical areas. Studied at any partner university except Newcastle.
  • semester two - the acquisition and use of hydroinformatic concepts, methods and tools. Studied at Newcastle
  • semester three - thematic specialisation including: software engineering and modelling (Cottbus); groundwater management (Warsaw); decision support systems (Catalonia); and urban waters management (Nice). Studied at any partner university except Newcastle
  • semester four - a research development project or professional practice in industry, available at all partner institutions

Assessment is by course work, examinations and a dissertation. The Euro Aquae website contains detailed course and career information, or you can download the EA_flyer.


For module information please visit here.

Contact Person: Academic Secretary (Water Resources Engineering) (


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

0532 - Marine Geology", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0688 - Bioinformatics", "0731 - Surveying


Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle, United Kingdom

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU


Open from 1 Jun 2017


2019-2020 fees 

Granted students (course code 5182F)

UK/EU: To be confirmed.
International: To be confirmed.

Non-granted students (course code 5140F)

UK/EU: To be confirmed.
International: To be confirmed. 



Degree Requirements
A good second class honours degree,  2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in subjects such as:

  • engineering
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • Earth sciences
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • geology
  • chemistry
  • computer sciences 
  • geomatics. 

Applicants with different or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62, or equivalent.

Academic qualifications that we accept from your country to meet our entry requirements are listed on your country page.

Application Procedure:

Applications for this course are managed by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

You can apply to the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis through the Euro Aquae website.

Grant Opportunities:

Newcastle University and External funding options here.


Academic level: Master, Lifelong Learning

Qualification: Master of Science
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