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Water Resources Engineering and Management (Water Resources Engineering and Management )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost -

The WAREM Master program is a two-year multidisciplinary Water Resource Engineering and Management program for German and International students. The course work is focused on the fields of Sanitary Engineering, Groundwater Resources Management/ Geohydrology, and Hydraulic Engineering /River Basin Management. Students take a combination of Mandatory and Selectable Modules, allowing them to emphasize in their topic of interest.

The Master of Science ProgramWAREM works closely in corporation with the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS) and the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (ISWA), providing lectures and research topics for master theses. With simulations being an ever more vital component of research and water projects, WAREM offers many in depth selectable courses covering modeling techniques and an introduction to multiple coding languages. Courses combine theoretical with hands on learning, allowing students to gain experience applying theoretical concepts by conducting measurements in lab and field settings. Master thesis topics and selectable courses for ISWA  and IWS  are available on their respective website, as well defended master theses from WAREM Alumni. 

The WAREM master program is taught and administered in English with a focus on creating an international environment. Students from all around the world come together to solve the cross- national issues facing our global water sector. With our partner universities in Chalmers, Sweden and UiTM, Malaysia it is also possible to complete a double degree program

The complete master program consist of three semesters course work and a six-month master thesis. Each generation of students starts October during the Winter Semester with an intensive German course being offered in September for international students.  

Applications for both German and International students are due February 15th , with acceptance letters typically sent by the end of March.  

WAREM is the appropriate Master Program for

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Water Resources, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Process Technology, Environmental Eng., Fluid Mechanic Eng., Irrigation Eng., Mechanical Eng., Sanitary Eng., Soil & Irrigation Eng.
  • Educational or professional experience in either hydraulics or wastewater, particularly in fluid mechanics are required

Not appropriate: Higher National Diploma (HND)

Qualification goals

Engineers trained in the Master´s Degree Program Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) acquire all the important skills and knowledge that serve as the basis for a successful professional life.

They are

  • able to foresee, recognize and evaluate the problems caused by and in the handling of water and water systems as well as plan and carry out analytical, model-based and experimental investigations,
  • able to work in a team on tasks of an interdisciplinary and international character based on the background of cultural, economic and political conditions,
  • familiar with the methods for the development of water management concepts, but at the same time have the skills to plan them and implement them by means of suitable technical measures and installations,

They have

  • in-depth knowledge of water management, hydraulic engineering, groundwater, geohydrology, urban water management, water quality and understand the fundamental scientific and engineering relationships,
  • the engineering skills for the development, planning and operation of plants and are also familiar with the non-technical effects of their work,
  • the competence to implement the water management tasks in organisational and administrative terms,
  • a high scientific qualification.
Structural components

ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Conservation and environmental management
Scientific modelling
Offshore and renewable energy