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Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
The Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education introduces the concept of Cleaner Production in the context of the water cycle in general and water management in particular. The course focuses on the careful use of the resource water and brings in various tools that can aid in saving water.


The Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • suggest options for preventing pollution within urban and industrial water management settings;
  • assess the environmental impact of products and processes;
  • suggest treatment/disposal methods for industrial wastewater from which the value has been taken out;
  • understand the importance of environmental management systems in the industrial context;
  • indicate how the sustainable use of resources can be beneficial for reducing environmental burden(s);
  • analyze the different system tools that support industrial ecology and make basic calculations related to life cycle analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Content

  • What is Cleaner Production, why is it needed, what are the benefits, and what does it mean in practice?
  • After this introduction, tools are discussed that can help in analysing and improving the environmental status, such as Life Cycle Analysis and Eco-design. The importance of proper environmental management is brought in and how these systems can be set up. ISO and ISO certification is mentioned.
  • Specific attention is devoted to industrial water management in which both the raw water, the in-process water and the water leaving a process or set of processes are looked at from the point of few of optimised usage.
  • The short course includes a fieldtrip to a site where Cleaner Production has been practiced on a water issue.


Coordinator: Eldon Raj - Senior Lecturer in Resource Recovery Technology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    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.

Academic Requirements

  • Participants should possess a BSc degree in an area relate environmental engineering and science, microbiology, chemical engineering, chemistry, public health, etc.
  •  Professional experience in the water field helps to fully grasp the significance of the back-ground thinking relayed in the module and of the practical benefits of some of the concepts presented.
  •  A good command of the English language is required.

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 19 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 19 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.


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