Master in Water Resources Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Water Resources Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council.

The first year of this master's programme contains only compulsory courses (60SP) on mathematics, statistics, hydraulics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, irrigation agronomy, aquatic ecology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrologic data processing and measurements.

In the second year (60SP), most courses are organized as workshops and linked to an integrated project. Three workshops have to be selected among the following: groundwater modelling, soil water modelling, irrigation design and management, surface water modelling, river modelling, urban hydrology and advanced aquatic ecology.

In addition, all students follow the courses on systems approach and social, political, institutional, economic and environmental aspects of water resources.

The second year also includes a research thesis work (30SP).

More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here


Candidates must hold a bachelor or master diploma in one of the following fields of study: Engineering, Bioscience Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, Biology or Sciences. Applicants, who already obtained a Master diploma from a European Economic Area (EEA) university, can be exempted from 60 SP upon a positive advice of the Programme Committee.

Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.


All candidates must submit their application to one of the organizing institutions (in this case at the KULeuven.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
890 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Belgium Brussels
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 10, 2018
Duration 2 years
Price 890 EUR
Per year