The overall programme structure is outlined below.
- Introductory courses: 25 credits (sem 1)
- Specialisation courses with focus on water treatment: 25 credits (sem 2)
- Elective project: 5 credits (sem 1 and sem 2)
- Transferable skills courses: 5 credits (sem 1 and sem 2)
- Advanced Environmental Technology and Engineering courses: 15 credits (sem 3) , including 3 credit seminars
- Elective tracks with focus on soil or air treatment: 8 credits (sem 3)
- Elective internship or elective courses: 7 credits
- Elective language courses Master’s dissertation: 30 credits (sem 4)
- Master's Dissertation: 30 credits (sem 4)
The Master's Dissertation is a requirement for every candidate to obtain a master degree. The Master's Dissertation is an original piece of research work. It aims to develop and strengthen the research capacity skills of the students. The student selects a topic and is given guidance by a promoter or supervisor. The Master's Dissertation consists of a literature review part, a theoretical reflection and an original analysis of the topic.
Over the study programme, students move between the partner institutions. Students start at University of Chemistry and Technology (Czech Republic).The second semester, they move to UNESCO-IHE in Delft (The Netherlands). The third semester, they study at Ghent University (Gent, Belgium). The fourth semester is reserved for thesis research, which is conducted at one of the partner institutes or with an associate partner.
Trained graduates will be fully prepared to fulfil executive functions in international institutions (government, universities, non-governmental organisations, etc.) and private companies that deal with either application and development of pollution prevention, remediation and engineering techniques or regulatory decision making.