The Hydroinformatics and Water Management (Euro Aquae) MSc applies advanced information and communications technology to the management of water. You will foster a common international technical culture with students from all over the world, drawing upon the resources and expertise of universities across Europe.
The course offers a joint degree between five European universities as a part of the Erasmus + co-operation and mobility programme. Running since 2004, it is one of the most successful courses in this programme and in 2016 it was approved for a third term of funding. The partner universities are:
- Newcastle University (UK)
- University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
- Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus (Germany)
- Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
- Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
You will receive quantitative training in hydrology, hydraulics and modern information communication technology (ICT) within the context of water management.
You will study modules up to a total of 120 European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) credits, including 36 ECTS credits at a partner institution. Lectures and tutorials at partner institutions are taught in English. The course spans four semesters over two years:
- semester one - an introduction, bringing you and other students to a common level of ability in key technical areas. Studied at any partner university except Newcastle.
- semester two - the acquisition and use of hydroinformatic concepts, methods and tools. Studied at Newcastle
- semester three - thematic specialisation including: software engineering and modelling (Cottbus); groundwater management (Warsaw); decision support systems (Catalonia); and urban waters management (Nice). Studied at any partner university except Newcastle
- semester four - a research development project or professional practice in industry, available at all partner institutions
The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree.
The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
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Modules for 2016 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- mathematics and physics
- hydrology and hydraulics
- numerical and computational hydraulics
- water and aquatic environment management
- Hydroinformatics and integrated water resources management
- introduction to software packages (commercial and industrial modelling systems
- databases and GIS, ICT
- software engineering
- web-based collaborative engineering
Optional modulesOptional modules
- modelling methods for urban waters
- methods for water supply and waste waters treatment
- economical and legal environments - water industry and municipalities
- project management and communication
- coupling free-surface and groundwater modelling
- geometic modelling and presentation methods
- modelling and development of complex hydroinformatics software systems
- monitoring, data acquisition and documentation
- modelling methods for inland surface waters
- hydrological modelling and forecasting
- river basin management and planning
- advanced hydrometry and data analysis in surface waters
- Artificial neural network for decision support systems (DSS)
- flood risk concepts and application in river basin management
- DSS for flood risk in urban areas
- real time control and operation of irrigation canals, rivers and reservoirs
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Fees & Funding
Granted students (course code 5182F)
UK/EU: To be confirmed.
International: To be confirmed.
Non-granted students (course code 5140F)
UK/EU: To be confirmed.
International: To be confirmed.
A good 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in subjects such as:
- environmental sciences
- Earth sciences
- computer sciences
Applicants with different or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.
The teaching language is English. You will need to develop a basic knowledge of one of the other languages, including German, French, Spanish or Hungarian.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
Applications for this course are managed by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.
You can apply to the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis through the Euro Aquae website.