Urban Water and Sanitation (MSc) at IHE Delft

IHE Delft
Masters (MSc)

1 year
Full time

Course description:

The IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the largest international graduate water education facility in the world based in Delft, the Netherlands, offers the full-time Masters degree programme in Urban Water and Sanitation taught in English, which has 3 specialisations:

• Sanitary Engineering

The Delft-based programme is 18 months, starting in October, whilst the Joint Programme with Univalle, Cali, Colombia, is 20-month duration, starting in August. You will learn to design sewage collection and treatment systems and develop rational approaches towards sustainable sanitation management via cleaner production, appropriate treatment and resources re-use.

• Water Supply Engineering

The Delft-based programme is 18 months, starting in October. You will learn to deal with technical aspects of drinking water treatment and distribution in an integrated way, paying attention to the choice of technologies and tools, ranging from low-cost to advanced options.

• Urban Water Engineering and Management

This is a 20-month joint programme offered with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, starting in August. You will learn to deliver both water and wastewater services within the context of the urban water cycle, covering both technical and management aspects.

Once you have successfully completed this programme, you can place your profession in the wider social, economic and environmental contexts of urbanisation and municipal water and infrastructure services provision. We also aim to provide you with the tools and knowledge to contribute to the development of innovative approaches to the provision of sustainable and equitable municipal water, sanitation, environmental and infrastructure services in developing and transition countries.


Insitute of Water Education at IHE Delft

Entry Requirements:

The programme is directed predominantly at civil and sanitary engineers working in water supply and waste-water companies, municipal assemblies, government ministries and consulting companies dealing with water supply, sanitation and municipal infrastructure. Depending on their choice of specialization, participants should have a Bachelors or equivalent degree in civil engineering, sanitary engineering, chemical engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering or related fields. Several years of experience as a professional engineer will be an asset.

See the Official Website (link found below) for eligibility requirements specific to each specialization.


Official Programme Website: https://www.un-ihe.org/urban-water-and-sanitation

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