You will learn to design solid waste and wastewater collection and treatment systems and develop rational approaches towards sustainable waste management via cleaner production, appropriate treatment and re-use.
Starts: Annually in October
Duration: 18 Months
Location: UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands
This specialization is designed for professionals interested in achieving and maintaining the environment and public health. It is particularly relevant to BSc-level engineers who are involved in (or
In cooperation with partner institutions UNESCO-IHE offers the following Joint Programmes in Sanitary Engineering:
wish to become involved in) the provision of sanitation services. Typical students include civil, process and sanitary engineers, university faculty and researchers, and technical managers.
After successfully completing the Sanitary Engineering specialization, graduates will be able to:
- Understand and explain the role of sanitation in the urban water cycle and its relation to public health and environment;
- Develop rational approaches towards sustainable wastewater management via pollution prevention, appropriate treatment, and resource recovery and re-use at both centralised and decentralised levels;
- Understand the relevant physical, chemical and biological processes and their mutual relationships within various sanitation components;
- Define and critically analyse, assess and evaluate various urban drainage and sewerage schemes, and wastewater, sludge and solid waste treatment process technologies;
- Analyse, synthesise, integrate, interpret, and discuss scientific and practical information in the context of preparing research and engineering projects including preparation of master plans, feasibility studies and preliminary designs;
- Apply modern tools for technology selection and to model sanitation components;
- Identify, develop and conduct independent research including field work, and laboratory research;
- Contribute to the development of innovative approaches to the provision of adequate and sustainable sanitation services in developing countries and countries in transition.
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Programme Structure & Contents
This specialization consists of 14 modules covering a total of 12 months, this is followed by a 6-month research and thesis phase. Graduates of the programme will be awarded 106 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.
A detailed table of all specialization modules that comprise the Delft-based Master's Programme in Urban Water and Sanitation is available here. The specializations are found in the top row and their relevant modules are found directly below. Please mind that the table details the Programme that currently runs and hence displays the former name "Municipal Water and Infrastructure".