Water Treatment Processes and Plants, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Water Treatment Processes and Plants short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • apply (gained) knowledge and experience regarding water quality and treatment methods in design, operation & maintenance and rehabilitation of conventional water treatment processes and plants;
  • analyse water quality data and to select the most attractive raw water resource;
  • design and engineer a water treatment plant (conventional and advanced) for both groundwater and surface water treatment);
  • execute plant performance studies and to evaluate results, as well as to propose improvements in order to rehabilitate a malfunctioning plant;
  • show professional knowledge and know-how for operating (process & quality control, troubleshooting) and maintaining water treatment plants;
  • acquire and improve their skills on problem solving, decision making, oral presentations, writing reports, working in small task forces.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Water Treatment Processes and Plants: Raw water and drinking water quality aspects. Conventional treatment processes for groundwater and surface water. Introduction to process, plant and plant-site design.
  • Process modelling: Identification of model structure and parameters; integrated hydraulic, water quality models; use of the Stimela model for the design of drinking water plants.
  • Design exercise: Identification of water resources, comparison and evaluation of various treatment methods and processes for ground and surface water, calculation water demand, process design, calculation achieved drinking water quality, calculation of cost, engineering details.
  • Operation & Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants: Importance of adequate O&M, O&M of individual units, equipment and plants, trouble shooting, organising O&M, safety aspects, cost of O&M, O&M at plants in rural areas.

              Audience

              Young professionals dealing with drinking water treatment plants, who are mainly employed in water authorities or consulting companies. Staff involved in education and training in the drinking water sector will also benefit from this course. The programme is particularly advised for specialists from developing and newly industrialised countries.

              Lecturers

              Saroj Sharma, Associate Professor of Water Supply Engineering

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • 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 B2):

                160

                The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

              • Minimum required score:

                502

                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:

                87

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                2850 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
              • EU/EEA

                2850 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.

              Living costs for Delft

              780 - 1,160 EUR/month
              Living Costs

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

              Funding

              KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for short courses. The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) also offers scholarships to professionals for short courses at IHE Delft.

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.