Master's in Water Engineering

2020/2021 · 90 credits

What you learn

The Master provides an academic training, which allows specialization, after obtaining the relevant degree of access to the field of engineering or experimental sciences In science, students will be able to pursue research training and a phD

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

The training acquired by the students, enabling them as professionals specializing in water issues and qualified to work in companies specialized and general consulting, laboratories, service companies, construction companies. Qualified personnel development activities I+ D + I. Practices (15c) in companies and institutions linked to the UDC will be a compulsory subject and increase options entitled to their employment.

Professional environment

Although the situation of employability in recent years is still difficult, students, upon completion their formation in this master, have been incorporated into the working life related to water management companies, both Galicia and the rest of the country and foreign companies.

Professional and academic career

Professionals specializing in water issues and qualified to work in specialized and general consulting firms, laboratories, service companies, construction companies. Qualified personal for the development of Water engineering research Training period (15c) in companies and institutions linked to the UDC will be a compulsory subject and it will increase options to their employment.

Companies and institutions involved

SGS Tecnos S.A. ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A University of Magdeburg Hochsule Empresa Municipal de Aguas de La Coruña , S.A Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) VIAQUA Gestión Integral de Aguas de Galicia S.A Solimno Tec GmbH+Co.KG Empresa mixta de augas de Ferrol S.A CONSULTORA DE INGENIERÍA, MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ARQUITECTURA SL CIMARQ Aquaourense Universidad de San Diego, California Universidad de Hoguin (Cuba) Adantia École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Empresa Mixta de Augas de Ferrol S.A Spina y delfin Universidad Politécnica Laussane INRS: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique. Quebec OHL PUERTO DE FERROL Aquatica Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Politecnico di Milano Grupo Puentes Leichtweiss Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Fichtner Water and Trasnportation Aguas de Alicante Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum- ASTURAGUA SGS GGU Gesellschaft für Grundban und Umwelttechnique UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research University of A Coruña.ETS Ingeniería Industrial Ayuntamiento de Ávila INROS-LACKNER Rostock Adantia Acciona University of Genova Universidad de Alicante Acciona BBFZ

Planning for teaching

The Master's Degree in Water Engineering is a joint degree between the University of A Coruña and the University of Magdeburg and also has the collaboration of other prestigious higher education institutions. The program consist of three semesters two of which are taught in each of the institutions and a third that will take place, at the student's choice, between A Coruña, Magdeburg and other partner universities, where students will also develop their internship and his Master's thesis. This work placement is considered a key point for this international master's degree as an essential topic to allow the inclusion of master's students in the labor market.

The teaching of the master's degree is in person and entirely in English.

Final Master Thesis

The object of the thesis will be scientific research work in any of the fields related to Water Engineering. To do this, the coordinator of the host university will appoint an expert tutor in the topics that student choose as the object of their thesis. The thesis may be developed in any of both universities,or other universities with which they have collaboration agreements. Upon completion of the master´s thesis, the tutor will receive a report, which will be evaluated by a committe to be set up at the host university, of at least three members, among which will be the coordinator of the master's degree and 2 other people designated by the tutor. The Final master work has to be written and defended in English.

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Hydrological Planning and Projects Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Water Supply and Drainage Systems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Physico-Chemistry and Quality of Water Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Experimental Hydraulics I Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Computational Fluid Dynamics I Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Water Treatment and Energy Efficiency Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Groundwater Engineering Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Work Placement Compulsory 1st 15 ECTS
Hydraulic Planning and Projects Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
GIS and Hydrology Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Restoration Ecology Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Experimental Hydraulics II Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Computational Fluid Dynamics II Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
River Morphology Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Water Biotechnology Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 15 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Hydraulics and hidrology I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)

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The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.