Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
  • English (book IELTS)
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 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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    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:


    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:


    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

  • 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/year
    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/year
    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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