Programme

The track Environmental Engineering is part of the MSc programma of Applied Earth Sciences. The MSc programme in Applied Earth Sciences comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits over two years. Credits are earned from courses, culminating in an MSc thesis project. Within the courses, you have the option of choosing between an internship, multidisciplinary project (group work), extra courses and an additional research project. The programme is conducted in English.

The track Environmental Engineering offers two specialisation:

In this specialisation you learn about the fundamental physical, chemical and (micro)-biological processes and how these can be engineered for soil remediation, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment and resources recovery. You are taught the theoretical backgrounds, conduct experiments and learn to design systems and conduct research into innovative solutions yourself. Further subjects include environmental health, final thesis work and related elective courses.

Courses which will be part of this specialisation:

  • Chemical Conversions
  • Water Treatment
  • Environmental microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Conceptual process design

In this specialisation, you learn about the main components of the Earth's physical system, with a strong emphasis on climate and the hydrological cycle. You will build skills in mathematical modelling and advanced measurement techniques that will enable you to make predictions over short and long time horizons. Remote sensing will be an important tool to observe large scale phenomena in the atmosphere, on land, and in water bodies. The clever combination of models and measurements make this specialization special.

Courses which will be part of this specialisation:

  • Introduction to meteorology
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Remote sensing and Data assimilation
  • Environmental Monitoring & Remote Sensing
  • Atmospheric Water Cycle