Master's Programme in Water Resources Engineering

Lund University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Water Resources Engineering

Lund University

Programme overview

Having access to clean water is the cornerstone for improving healthcare, increasing food supply, reducing child mortality rates, and enhancing people’s overall quality of life. It has become crucial to develop technologies that can tackle water security challenges and meet the increasing demand. By applying integrated water resources management, surface water and groundwater can be used to cover this demand in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

These are the issues we explore with our students, as well as many other challenges such as wastewater treatment, storm water management, coastal hydraulics, and modelling of hydrological processes.

The programme is broad and covers the most important aspects of water resources engineering. Many of the courses included in the programme contain practical elements, which allow our students to deepen their understanding of the more theoretical components and to develop both professional and academic skills. Our strong links to industry and scientific cooperation projects ensure that our courses maintain a high level of relevance to current issues and developments.

Features of the programme:

  • An opportunity to specialise in fields where we have world-leading expertise, such as water and waste water treatment, coastal hydraulics and modelling of hydrological processes.
  • Accessible and engaged teachers who will give you thorough feedback and help you progress throughout your studies.
  • Strong industry links and opportunities to work closely with local and international organisations.
  • A multinational, innovative and interactive learning environment.

Career prospects

The need for clean water and sanitation is a global concern affecting large, densely populated cities and smaller communities in industrialised and developing regions alike. This Master’s programme will prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career within an essential profession. Our graduates play important roles in the water sector all over the world, and their educational experience in Lund has assisted them in becoming outstanding professionals.

The skills you will acquire during the programme are sought after by organisations in a wide variety of industries, from large multinational corporations and non-profit organisations, to regional and national government bodies. Many students go on to become hydrologists, process engineers, hydrogeologists, consultants and water resource managers.

Others pursue an academic career within prestigious universities. Typical examples of organisations which have employed our graduates are Sweco (Sweden), Stockholm Environment Institute (International), Hussey Gay Bell & DeYoung (USA), Beijing YHR Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd (China). Some of our graduates move on to PhD programmes. Among the many universities which have accepted our students are KTH (Sweden), UC Davis (USA), and University of Melbourne (Australia).

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Sweden Lund
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