Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Starting date: September 2017 (first launch), February 2017
Duration: 4 semesters
Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /IELTS 6.0 /oral examination)
Academic requirements: Relevant Bachelor degree
Tuition Fee: 7.000 USD/year
One time fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD
The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.
The staff will lead a series of field practice training sessions:
- Running Water Field Practice at various water types from creeks to rivers;
- Standing Water Field Practice at various water types such as, oxbows, ponds, reservoirs and lakes, which will improve the practical knowledge and build transferable skills in the theoretical and practical knowledge. These field skills training will both focus on strengthening capabilities to conduct high quality research for their dissertation and for their future professional development.
The intended learning outcomes are that students will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
- the physical, chemical and biological nature of water and their variations in time and space;
- the key concepts concerning various water types and water quality problems in relation to water use and sustainability;
- practical methods and techniques for water quality, monitoring and management;
- the key concepts concerning health issues associated with water.
List of courses:Compulsory courses:
General Hydrobiology, Mathematical methods in Hydrobiology, Hydrology and Geography, Applied Hydrobiology, Water Chemistry, Running Water Ecology, Standing Water Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Water Management, Aquatic Toxicology, Paleohydrobiology, Water Quality Monitoring, European Water Framework Directive, Nature ConservationOptional courses:
Water Microbiology, Algology, Macrophytes, Zooplankton, Macroinvertebrates, Fishes, Research Project Management, Tropical ecology, Fundamentals of Geoinformation Systems for Water Management
Thesis writing I., Thesis writing II., Field Pracrise I., Field Practise II.
See further details at the Department of Hydrobiology