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Sustainable Water Technology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You will also explore the social aspects of water technology: you will learn about water policy, different water demands in different countries and how to deal with these technologically.

And of course you will learn to deal with water treatment from an economic point of view: you will learn how to calculate technology cost and investments. This is called the Triple P-approach: looking at solutions from a social (people), environmental (planet) and an economic (prosperity) point of view and finding the most favourable combination, and to communicate this effectively.

CEW

Part of the Sustainable Water Technology programme at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences can be an internship or research project at one of our centres of Expertise: Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) or Centre in Bio Based Economy (CBBE). 

CEW is a unique collaboration between education- and research institutes, governments and enterprises with the aim to enhance knowledge of today's water technology. They deliver new solutions, business and an increasing number of well-educated top talent following the quantitatively and qualitatively human capital demand of employers in the water sector.

Career

With a Certificate in Sustainable Water Technology, you will have a range of job options to choose from. Our environmentally oriented courses are well known in the sector, which gives you an advantage in trade and industry. You know how to deal with water issues and approach them from different angles, and you can suggest sustainable solutions. You are able to communicate effectively in the water sector.

You might work as a researcher, policy maker or consultant at a 'waterschap' (water board), for a research organisation, or consultancy agency. Your knowledge also allows you to work internationally and come up with solutions for water issues in the field of technology, quality or management.

Over the last two years, we have had graduate students from China, Thailand, the USA, and of course countries within Europe. Most of the students went back to their country to tackle water issues there, or they started a Master at Wageningen University or TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The main topics and projects are:

  • Sustainable water technology
  • Technology for a clear environment
  • Water treatment and soil remediation
  • Process engineering
  • Sanitation
  • Energy from water
  • Nutrient recovery
  • Water reuse
  • Sludge management
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Air quality and climate
  • Energy and material cycles
  • Balancing People-Planet-Profit
  • Research Management
  • Research project / internship CEW/ WAC

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma

  • One of the general admission requirements for all our certificates is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO (or VWO) diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels.
  • You should also have successfully completed two years of Bachelor's-level study in economics, civil engineering, (marine) biology, rural development, tourism, recreation, communication, fish and fisheries or process management.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Leeuwarden

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

This programme is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work. 

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