Structure of the Master's Degree Program
The master's degree program Water Science & Engineering comprises 120 credit points (CP) and is structured in the subjects
- Advanced Fundamentals, AF (27 CP)
- Cross-Cutting Methods & Competencies, CC (12 CP)
- Profile Studies, P (36 CP)
- PA Water Technologies & Urban Water Cycle
- PB Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Engineering
- PC Environmental System Dynamics & Management
- PD Water Resources Engineering
- Study Project, SP (15 CP)
- Master Thesis (30 CP).
The expected length of the degree program is four semesters.
Overview on the Subjects
Advanced Fundamentals (AF)
In this subject, advanced fundamentals of water-related engineering and sciences are taught. All students attend a lecture series on Modeling Water and Environmental Systems. They further choose four subject-specific modules, according to their fields of interest and their selected specialisation (cf. Profile Studies).
Profile Studies (P)
The degree program provides opportunity for specialisation within three areas of expertise in the sectoral profiles A-C. In addition, an education of ‘generalists‘ in water engineering is possible in the cross-sectoral profile D.
Students choose one of the four profiles at the beginning of their studies.
Supplementary Modules (P/SM)
The individual specialization within the profile studies is complemented by electives. All further modules of the programme or from cognate disciplines at KIT can be chosen as Supplementary Modules.
Cross-Cutting Methods & Competencies (CC)
The scientifc education is complemented by a comprehensive education in methods and technical skills. The students select modules with at least 12 CP. In line with the international orientation of the program, also language courses with up to 6 CP can be taken.
Study Project (SP)
The students carry out an interdisciplinary study project, which prepares them for independent scientific working and writing, and introduces skills in project management. In addition to the competence of combining approaches from different fields in the context of the project, they acquire abilities for team work and critical evalulation of results.
Master's Thesis (MT)
Students apply the acquired knowledge and methodology to independently plan and conduct a scientific study at the end of the course. They are able to deal with the current state of research, and they are capable to work theoretically and/or experimentally on a complex problem according to scientific standards.