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Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 days


The aim of the course is to learn the need for an integrated approach of problems in the coastal zone and to experience that a multi disciplinary approach is vital for a sustainable development.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • learn the need for an integrated approach of problems in the coastal zone and become familiar with the multidisciplinary aspects of ICZM which is vital for sustainable development.

Tailor-made training

Tailor-made training caters directly to the needs of each client. This means that courses can be organized for groups of various sizes, from one or several organizations, sectors or regions. They can be designed to upgrade knowledge and skills, to introduce new technologies, or to strengthen sector performance, to name but a few options.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Apr to May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure

The course consists of lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The guiding line through the whole course is the idea that a coastal zone should be regarded as an integrated system. This will be illustrated by using several case studies in several countries.

One of these cases (the fictive estuary of 'Pesisir Tropicana') will be worked out in a work-shop. In the case studies, the Coastal Zone is regarded as a coastal water/land body in the sense that there are demands for various products and services that the Bay and it environs can supply - that is, it is a multiple-use resource. The regional economy of the area used in the exercise is similar to those in many coastal areas of the world, particularly in developing countries.

There is a large urban complex, port facilities and industrial base, with a well developed service sector. Fishing is carried out in the coastal waters. In the hinter-land, various types of primary production take place, including agriculture and mining. Wage levels, existing pollution con-trol and production technologies are typical of many developing countries. Special attention will be given to the Worldbank guidelines for Coastal Zone Management plans.


It is possible to take part in the examination of all short courses with ECTS credit points. If you obtain a passing mark for this examination and return to UNESCO-IHE within four years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you will receive exemption for this short course/module. The exam fee is €250 and should be borne by yourself. Taking part in the examination is not compulsory.


Delft University of Technology


Course Co-ordinator:

  • M. van der Wegen, PhD, MSc

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

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.

For whom?

The course aims to provide postgraduate training for future key job holders and physical planners in the coastal area. Participants are the present and future section heads and prospective directors of coastal agencies.

The agencies include national and provincial governments, large municipalities and special task forces. This range of backgrounds is intended to enhance interdisciplinary communication and improve the understanding of the priorities and approaches of the different government bodies involved.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1900 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR per module and a duration of 12 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1900 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR per module and a duration of 12 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Delft

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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