Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) is a two-year Master of Science programme beginning in the winter semester of each year. The programme consists of three in-class semesters and a semester designated for research and thesis work.
The students have to complete four mandatory modules (21 credit points [ECTS]), two mandatory key qualification subjects (6 ECTS), five elective mandatory modules (out of nine) (30 ECTS), and six elective modules (33 ECTS). Students must obtain 90 ECTS before starting a Master's thesis (30 ECTS).
The modules consist of lectures, tutorials, and seminars, combined with practical work and excursions. Thus, students get a thorough overview and can easily find their field of interest and choose a specialisation.
For the double degree programmes with Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden and University UiTM MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, a special study macro-plan has been created. Students joining these programmes are required to study two semesters in Germany and two semesters at Chalmers or MARA. This macro-plan ensures a compatible study programme.
Study abroad unit(s)
A semester abroad is recommended for German students.
A study period or local internship is optional for all students.
No compulsory internship is integrated into the study programme. However, students can arrange an internship independently if they are interested in doing so.
Forms of assessment
- Written exams
- oral exams
- coursework exams
- have knowledge in all water-related topics such as water management, hydraulic engineering, groundwater, geohydrology, urban water management, water quality, etc.
- understand the basic science as well as engineering scientific contexts
- know the methods for developing water management concepts and how to plan and implement these using appropriate technical measures and installations
- foresee, recognise, and evaluate problems relating to water and water systems; plan and perform analytical, model-like and experimental studies
- have the engineering skills for developing, planning and operating plants and be aware of the non-technical impact of their activities
- possess the organisational and administrative skills needed to implement water management tasks
- be able to deal with tasks of an interdisciplinary and international character, considering the cultural, economic, and political conditions in a team
- have a high scientific qualification