River Basin Modelling Using SWAT, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    950 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    950 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The River Basin Modelling using SWAT short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

The Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is an integrated watershed model widely applied across the world to study hydrology, sediment, in-stream water quality, impact of land use, climate change and various water management interventions on water quantity and quality. In this course, participants will learn an overview of the SWAT model, with focus on hydrological process simulation. The calibration, validation and uncertainty analysis will be presented. The data needs, possible sources and required formats will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented during the course to enable the participants to learn from the available experience. In a workshop environment, participants will exercise on how to develop a SWAT model for a specific case study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course content

  • An overview of the SWAT model and wide range of applications across the world.
  • Data needs, possible sources and required formats for input into the model
  • Theory and practice on the SWAT calibration and validation
  • Development of a SWAT model for a selected case study basin

Audience

The course is designed for professionals (engineers and scientists) active in the water sector, especially those involved in using simulation models for water management.

Lecturers

Lecturers:
  • Dr. Ilyas Masih (IHE Delft)
  • Dr. Ir. Ann Van Griensven (IHE Delft)
  • Dr. Shreedhar Maskey (IHE Delft)

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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

The working knowledge of computer, in particular GIS is required. The participants should have a basic knowledge of hydrology and water resources management. Some experience on hydrological modelling will be an advantage.

You should at least have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 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.

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