MSc in Water Resources Engineering

General

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Program Description

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 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.

The final semester of the programme consists of a degree project within a subject of your choice. The degree project can be carried out in Sweden or abroad and you can choose to do it within the university or at a company. Company-based degree projects often result in an offer of employment and can in any case be a useful experience to show potential future employers. Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include the Swedish Geotechnical Institute (Sweden), Ramboll (Denmark), and DHI (Sweden).

Special 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 youthorough 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 they have acquired during the programme are sought after by organisations in a wide variety of industries, from large multinational corporations and nonprofit organ­isations, to regional and national government bodies. Many 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) and 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).

Learn more about this programme at https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-TAWRE

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

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

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

Last updated Feb 2020

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Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A ... Read More

Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A degree from Lund University is a hallmark of quality both in Sweden and abroad. Read less
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