The international study program in Water Engineering Master (WEM) provides a modern and sound postgraduate education in water-related aspects of environmental engineering. It is a consecutive international full-time course of study with a duration of four semesters, during which students earn 120 CP (ECTS). The language of instruction is English. This course offers a specialization in water science to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, renewable energy, or environmental engineering.
The study program in Water Engineering qualifies future experts in all water-related aspects of environmental engineering. Students will learn the design and planning of hydro-power for regenerative energy generation, environmentally friendly hydraulic design of rivers, modern stormwater retention, sustainable urban drainage and water management, wastewater treatment technologies, and the design of ecohydrological measures to improve the water quality of terrestrial and coastal water bodies. There is a special emphasis on hydraulic, hydrological, and groundwater modeling techniques. Students learn remediation and restoration techniques of water bodies. The program includes excellent exchange opportunities with European partner universities (ERASMUS) during the third semester.
Five thematic areas are covered: 1) advanced scientific methods (programming, modern monitoring, data science), 2) water quality (water treatment, groundwater remediation and protection), 3) societal challenges related to water with a focus on sustainable urban planning, 4) engineering of hydraulic and hydrological systems and 5) simulation and modeling of water systems. The Master's program is composed of ten courses, including three projects, five elective courses offered with European partner universities, and the Master thesis.
Applied projects are offered on integrated and applied water engineering solutions. Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL) cooperates with the University of Lübeck, research centers, and regional companies. The program offers an exchange semester with European partner universities from Portugal, Belgium, and Poland to foster international exchange in water engineering.
THL offers excellent laboratory facilities such as an experimental water treatment plant, a modern hydraulic laboratory as well as laboratories for hydrology and water chemistry. Courses provide insight into ongoing projects, research and development activities in the field of international water engineering.