International Programmes 2019/2020

Water Engineering Water Engineering

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences • Magdeburg

Degree
Master of Engineering
Course location
Magdeburg
In cooperation with
University of A Coruña, Spain
Teaching language
  • English
Languages
  • All courses are held in English (100%)
  • Additional German courses are offered
Programme duration
3 semesters
Beginning
Winter and summer semester
More information on beginning of studies
The summer semester is taught at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and the winter semester is taught at the University of A Coruña.
Application deadline

Application with foreign certificates
Application deadline for winter semester: 31 May
Application deadline for summer semester: 30 November

Application with German certificates
Application deadline for winter semester: 15 July
Application deadline for summer semester: 15 January

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

The objective of the programme is to acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the ability to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of working life in applied practice, research or teaching, and to deal effectively with the frequently changing tasks that arise in the professional life of an engineer working in water management.

With the Master’s programme in Water Engineering, graduates acquire expertise in the fields of national and international water management planning processes, in drinking water supply and waste water disposal, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and experimental hydraulics, in restoration ecology and in biotechnology and river morphology, and also in flow and process modelling.

Course organisation

Summer semester (Magdeburg)
Compulsory modules

  • Hydraulic Planning and Projects II
  • GIS and Hydrology
  • Restoration Ecology

Optional Courses (2/4)

  • Experimental Hydraulics II
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics II
  • River Morphology
  • Environmental biotechnology and hydrochemistry

Winter semester (A Coruña)
Compulsory modules

  • Hydrological Planning and Projects I
  • Water supply and drainage systems
  • Physico-Chemistry and quality of water

Optional Courses (2/4)

  • Experimental Hydraulics I
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I
  • Water Treatment and Energy Efficiency
  • Groundwater Engineering I

Third semester (A Coruña, Magdeburg, project partner, enterprise/institution)

  • Traineeship in an enterprise or university training
  • Master's Thesis
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Types of assessment
  • Academic paper
  • Design project
  • 180-minute written exam
  • Experimental coursework
  • Master’s thesis
A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Enrolment for the winter semester: The first semester is taught at the University of A Coruña and the second semester at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

Enrolment for the summer semester: The first semester is taught at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and the second semester at the University of A Coruña.

Integrated internships

The third semester is a traineeship semester at one of the two named universities or at other participating universities or in companies/institutions.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution
Approx. 107 EUR per semester (including a semester ticket covering public transport in Magdeburg)
Costs of living
Accommodation: approx. 250 EUR
cost of living: approx. 200 EUR

Students who have to apply for a visa need proof of sufficient financial resources (about 720 EUR per month).
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
Students of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences can be supported via ERASMUS+ for the winter semester at University of A Coruña.

The internship in the third semester can be supported via ERASMUS+ or PROMOS where appropriate.

In addition, students who enrolled in the summer semester can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.
Academic Admission Requirements
  • Good or excellent university degree
  • completed over a standard course duration of at least seven semesters or at least 210 credits
  • in the subjects of Water Management, Civil Engineering or a strongly related field

Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but who can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be given the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 credits over one semester of a Bachelor‘s programme before the start of the Master‘s course.

Language requirements

Evidence must be provided of knowledge of the English language to level B2 of the Common European Framework (recommendations) in the form of:

  • IELTS exam - 5 or
  • Cambridge exam - First Certificate in English FCE (A-C) or
  • TOEIC - 541 or
  • TOEFL iBT - 87 (computer based) or
  • UNIcert II or
  • ALTE level - Level 3 or
  • equivalent tests

In cases of doubt, the Board of Examiners will decide whether sufficient evidence of English language skills has been demonstrated.

Applicants may be exempt from providing evidence of their English language skills if they were taught in a bilingual school (to at least the end of year 10), if they are native speakers, or if they can show evidence of a period of at least half a year spent at an English-speaking school, university or other institution.

Application deadline

Application with foreign certificates
Application deadline for winter semester: 31 May
Application deadline for summer semester: 30 November

Application with German certificates
Application deadline for winter semester: 15 July
Application deadline for summer semester: 15 January

Submit application to

https://www.uni-assist.de/en/

Possibility of finding part-time employment
  • Qualified students can work as academic assistant at institutes of our university or at companies in the region.
  • A comprehensive collection of links to miscellaneous job web sites is offered by the Career Center (DE).
  • All relevant information on working while you are a student is available from the web site of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Accommodation

Accommodation is available from the Studentenwerk Magdeburg or on the private market. Students must organise their own accommodation. The International Office provides helpful information on how to find accommodation.

Career advisory service

A comprehensive collection of links to miscellaneous job websites is offered by the University's Career Centre.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Pick-up service
Supervisor-student ratio
Students benefit from a very good student-to-faculty-ratio.

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

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A young university
Founded in 1991, the university has long gained a reputation for its well-rounded academic education programme and motivated student body. Interested students can choose from around 50 study programmes taught at three departments in Magdeburg and two departments in Stendal. Around 130 professors guarantee a very good staff-to-student contact ratio, with approximately 4,200 students in Magdeburg and 2,100 in Stendal.

Innovative degree programmes
If you are considering studying in a foreign country like Germany, you probably enjoy the new and exciting. Perfect! The university offers new and exciting fields of study like Applied Childhood Studies, Safety and Hazard Prevention, and Sign Language Interpreting.

Practice-oriented studies
If you have experienced overly theoretical lectures in secondary school, you probably prefer learning “hands on”. Excellent! The university focuses on practice-oriented studies that connect in-classroom learning with practical experience.

Green campuses
If you are about to start your student life, you probably are thinking about having fun. Rock on! Magdeburg and Stendal are great places for students. The student committee organises parties, the sports office keeps you active, and the green campuses are perfect for chilling out after class.

Low costs
If you are about to start your student life, you probably are thinking about your student budget. No problem! The semester fee is affordable, and in Magdeburg, it also includes the use of the local transit system. The housing in Magdeburg and Stendal is low-price and good-quality.

Language courses and cultural events
If you are reading this, you probably have already learned at least a foreign language, namely English. Great! The university provides ample opportunity for expanding your horizons through language courses and cultural events.

In the heart of Germany
The central location of both sites within Germany enables rapid connections to Berlin, Hannover or Leipzig. The location is ideal for excursions to these cities!

60% Percentage of graduates who find a job within three months after graduation
59 Number of nations on campus

University Location

With 1,200 years of rich and colourful history, Magdeburg is one of the oldest cities in the new Laender of the former East Germany. There are only few cities in Central Europe which compare to Magdeburg in terms of its eventful historical past.

Magdeburg is a student city with almost 20,000 students which a offers a wide range of activities and discounts for students!

The sights and attractions that can be found in Magdeburg reflect the eventful past and present of the metropolis on the river Elbe. Come and visit the capital city of the German State of Saxony-Anhalt for yourself and explore a fascinating location situated right at the heart of Germany.

Magdeburg Cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catherine, and the Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady are just two examples of some of the city’s most famous sights and attractions. We therefore strongly recommend that you pay these religious buildings a visit during your time in Magdeburg.

Magdeburg is not only home to a number of historical sights and landmarks, but also to a multitude of modern attractions such as the Magdeburg Waterway Junction, which boasts the world’s longest canal bridge, and the “Green Citadel of Magdeburg”, a building designed by the famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

You should also be sure to pay a visit to the old market square (Alter Markt), where you can view the “Magdeburg Horseman” statue, which is believed to depict Emperor Otto the First, and the Old Town Hall.

The city of Magdeburg's website provides an excellent overview of all of the sights and attractions in Magdeburg, the capital city of the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt, that are well worth a visit.