Environmental Monitoring and Modelling, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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The Environmental Monitoring and Modelling short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education acquaints participants with the principles, techniques and management issues used in environmental monitoring and assessment. Course subjects cover classroom lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions and excursions.

About

The Environmental Monitoring and Modelling short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe and apply main monitoring requirements and programmes for surface water, groundwater and air, and some common analytical techniques used therein.
  • Describe and apply the different criteria for successful monitoring of lakes and rivers.
  • Describe and apply basic Environmental Impact Assessment techniques.
  • Describe and apply a number of water quality models as a tool in Environmental management.

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
  • Field and laboratory work in water quality monitoring: water and sediment sampling; storage and preservation methods; field measurements. Quality control in a laboratory; advanced environmental analysis techniques, using Gas chromatography (GC) and Atomic adsorption spectrophotometry (AAS)
  • Water quality modelling: definitions and concepts; mathematical backgrounds; modelling BOD/DO in a river system; GIS model of a river basin; case studies and hands-on computer exercises;

Audience

This course is aimed at professionals involved in the monitoring and assessment of the different environmental compartments, e.g. stationed at river basin authorities and at environmental departments and agencies.

Lecturers

Ken Irvine, Professor of Aquatic Ecosystems

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.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    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.

  • 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 Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

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

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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