Water Quality Assessment, Short Course

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

About

The Water Quality Assessment short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe different water pollutant groups, their risks and fates, and ways of modelling these fates
  • Describe and apply the different tools, criteria and assessment methods for succesful monitoring of surface waters in river basins
  • Describe and apply groundwater quality monitoring concepts
  • Design sustainable water quality monitoring programmes for river basins

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

This three weeks course offers the following subject matters:

  • Fresh water quality and monitoring: natural water quality and water pollution; designing and optimization of water quality monitoring programmes; physico-chemical and biological water quality assessment; groundwater quality monitoring: definitions; locations; frequencies
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology: Environmental characteristics of pollutants; sources, transport and fates; risk assessment; QSARS; test organisms and methods
  • Data analysis and presentation: descriptive statistics; statistical testing; using significance levels in water quality monitoring; regression analysis; exercises; presentation of data
  • Water quality modelling: definitions and concepts; mathematical backgrounds; modelling BOD/DO in a river system; GIS modelling of a river basin; case studies and hands-on computer exercises

Audience

This course is aimed at professionals involved in water quality monitoring and assessment of surface waters, e.g. stationed at river agencies and at governmental and district water management authorities.

Lecturers

  • Erik de Ruyter van Steveninck, Senior Lecturer Aquatic and Marine Ecology

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.