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Urban Water Engineering and Management

Urban Water Engineering and Management2021-03-20T05:53:33+00:00

URBAN WATER ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Urban Water Engineering and Management Program addresses the need for master-level professionals capable of delivering water and wastewater, and sustainable development services covering both technical and management aspects. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from both Asian and European environments.

The world is increasingly urbanized with 50% of the world’s population living in urban areas. By 2030 in Asia 54% will live in cities compared to 39% in 2005. This enormous growth of urban areas poses several challenges, such as the delivery of essential water and sanitation services and the management of the urban water cycle. These challenges are further complicated due to climate change, and it is foreseen that coping with them requires a substantial increase of highly trained and qualified human resources.

The program curriculum is derived from a partnership with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands offering students with an accelerated dual degree with international exposure to diversified areas of excellence.

Urban Water Engineering and Management Program for whom?
This specialization is intended for professionals from urban water and wastewater authorities, urban development ministries, sustainable development ministries, water, and environment ministries, private companies, academia, NGOs, city and municipal authorities dealing with or interested in water and sanitation services, and managing urban water cycle, environmental policy planning and management, and sustainable development.

Candidates with a degree from an institute of recognized standing preferably in Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering or related fields are eligible to apply.

Why Urban Water Engineering and Management?
The Urban Water Engineering and Management Program is a strategic curriculum that offers a fast-track and economical way for students to complete two degrees from AIT and partner university UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands in just two years.

The UWEM program is one of the few programs worldwide that address the need for master-level professionals capable of delivering both water and wastewater services within the context of the urban water cycle, covering both technical and management aspects. As such, it is attractive to professionals from both the government sectors and the water industry, particularly from developing and transitional countries. The program is designed for addressing local and global challenges and shortages facing the persistent water and wastewater problems.

Certification
Students who successfully complete the courses and research requirements will be awarded two Master’s degrees in Urban Water Engineering and Management. The degrees will be awarded by both AIT and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.

Preferred Background

Master Program:

Undergraduate degree in Civil or Agricultural Engineering; other relevant engineering fields and applied sciences are considered on case-to-case basis.

Doctoral Program:

Master degree in fields related to Water Engineering and Management.

Course Structure

AUGUST Course Description Choice Credits
CE74.11 Watershed Hydrology Required 3(3-0)
ED78.36 Drinking Water Treatment Required 3(3-0)
ED78.35 Wastewater Treatment Required 3(3-0)
CE74.17 Integrated Water Resources Management Required  3(3-0)