The MAS ETH SWR is an interdisciplinary and research-oriented programme. It focuses on understanding key issues pertaining to sustainability and the environment, with special attention given to the impacts of development and climate change on water resources. The geographical focus of the programme is on Latin America.
The participants will acquire practical and relevant experience through high level supervised research. General research topics will include: water quality, water quantity, water for agriculture, water for the environment, adaptation to climate change, and integrated water resources management.
Successful participants will enhance their technical skills and scientific background in water resources, and they will develop a broad and integrated vision of water resources management within a changing environment. Participants will gain multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge, and they will be able to tackle and solve complex problems independently due to their solid theoretical background. In addition to environmental and technical competence, participants will develop communication skills among different disciplines. The MAS will prepare the participants to be leaders in promoting sustainable water resource management policies in Latin America.
The study programme will be completed full-time in 12 months. Based on the student’s research topic and specialization, an individual study programme will be developed for each participant. The study programme will include master level courses at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, as well as master courses at other institutes at ETH Zurich. In addition to these graduate courses, the participant will attend a special seminar series and a sustainability course, both dealing specifically with issues of water resources and sustainability. The participant will also prepare a MAS thesis, which will be an ongoing supervised research project for the duration of the programme.
Specialists with engineering backgrounds who are concerned about water resources and sustainability.
In general, a Master degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or related fields is required. Highly qualified applicants with a relevant bachelor degree may be admitted after individual review, if they provide evidence of sufficient professional experience and additional qualifications in the required fields.
Sprachanforderungen: english C1
Unterrichtssprachen: english 100%
Prof. P. Burlando, Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, D-BAUG
CHF 5000.- for the entire programme
January 1 to March 31, every year. Late applications may be accepted upon request, if places are available.
1 reference from an employer or university professor, 1 page research proposal (for details please consult the programme website).