TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

Period of Study

The complete programme covers 3 terms (90 CP) plus 1 term for the master thesis (30 CP). A part time study is possible. Some of the subjects in the first and second term may be offset, if the student has already successfully completed them in previous studies. Aknowledgemet of study units is only possible for basic studies and bears a cost of 1 CP  per study unit. If aknowledgement is refused, the cost will be offset from the respective study unit.
The actual work load may individually be selected to meet the personal requirements but shall not fall below 10 CP per term. By completing individually selected courses you may earn a certificate.

Fees

The full programme covers 120 Credit Points (CP). During the first three terms the fee for documents, organisation and support is 44 Euro per CP. A study units comprises three to four CP. A credit point complies with a study effort of 30 hours and is equivalent to one ECTS credit.

For the acknowledgement of study units completed at other Universities a fee of 2 CP per study unit is due.
If the acknowledgement is rejected, the fee is credited to the study unit.

In the final term a cost of 528,- Euro becomes due for the support of the master thesis and the concluding colloquium. The minimum charge is 528,- Euro per term and includes courses of at least 12 CP. In addition to the term costs an enrollment fee falls due for registering as a student at the TU Braunschweig for each term.

Thus, by considering a regular study progress for seminar C1-2 (1 CP) 100€ have to be paid, for the other 89 CP 44€ have to be paid per CP - 3916€ in total - and for the master thesis 528€ have to be paid. In total the costs are 4544€ directly for ProWater and additional enrollment fees per each enrolled semester. Consider that costs may change by acknowledgements or disuse of the minimum charge.

Phases of Attendance

In each term two phases of attendance are offered. The first phase (one week, voluntary) contains repetitions and practical training. In the second phase (one week, voluntary) examinations and excursions take place. For students studying abroad, examinations will usually take place at the German embassies, consulates, or local DAAD offices. Under certain conditions we offer exams via Skype. Travel costs to Braunschweig will be born by the students.

Performance

Students will select study modules and receive scripts and send-in exercises for selected courses via mail or email. The lecture notes contain explanations, examples and excercises particularly suitable for self study. For some modules multimedia study aids are available. Successfully completed send-in tasks will qualify for written and oral exams.
Any questions will shortly be answered by the tutors via email, fax and telephone.

Basic Studies

Basic Studies: 1. + 2. term (48 CP)

Students will select six of the eight modules offered in the basic studies block A-1 to B-4.


Block

Title

Module

Study Units

CP

A Water Resources Management A-1 Water Resources Management A 1-1 Hydrology and Water Resources Management 4
A 1-2 Appraisal of Water Management Systems 4
A-2 GIS and Terrain Models A 2-1 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
A 2-2 Digital Terrain Models 4
A-3 Water Dynamics A 3-1 Hydromechanics 4
A 3-2 Renaturation of Rivers and Streams 4
A-4 Groundwater A 4-1 Groundwater Flow and Transport Processes 4
A 4-2 Hydrogeology 4

B Quality Requirements and Water Quality B-1 Supply and Disposal B 1-1 Sanitary Engineering 4
B 1-2 Waste Management 4
B-2

Water Quality and Irrigation Engineering

B 2-1 Irrigation Engineering 4
B 2-2 Water Quality Modelling 4
B-3 Environmental Management and Law B 3-1 Water and Environmental Law 4
B 3-2 Environmental Mamagement 4
B-4 Chemistry and Biology of Water B 4-1 Hydrochemistry and Chemical Analysis 4
B 4-2 Hydrobiology and Microbiology 4


Block A Water Resources Management

  • A-1 Water Resources Management

    • A 1-1 Hydrology and Water Resources Management

      Important principles like water circle and water household, measurment devices and methods, procedures of analysis and computation, and water supply form the basis of the course. Flood protection, storage management, risks, frequencies and distribution functions for the design of works as well as transport processes in surface and sub surface water bodies are covered in the following.
    • A 1-2 Project Appraisal of Water Management Systems

      The course introduces macro- and microeconomic principles of project appraisal, treats benefit and costs as project effects and covers risk quite comprehensively. Building on this foundation the prevalent methods of project appraisal that are cost comparative method, benefit-cost analysis, cost-efficiency analysis and multi-criterial analysis.
  • A-2 GIS and Terrain Models

    • A 2-1 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

      In the field of water protection many disciplines are involved in research, education and practice that take quite different views on the subject water. The multidisciplinarity of water protection not only necessitates coordination of content of concepts but requires special structural treatment and post processing of sampled data. Their spatial relations must be organised, analysed and visualised for gaining a comprehensive picture. Geograohic Information Systems (GIS) represent an ideal platform for working on a multidisciplinary task like the protection and sustainable management of water bodies.
    • A 2-2 Generation of large scale Digital Terrain Models

      The course provides an overview over terrestrial and sattelite based methods of observation and analysis. The use and the transformation of coordinates within and between different coordinate systems and their representation by map projections is another focal point of this course. Finally different approaches towards data modeling, important for the application in water protection, are introduced.
  • A-4 Groundwater

    • A 4-1 Groundwater Flow and Transport Processes

      Starting from the physical properties of water, its behaviour in porous media as well as transport processes, on site-data collection, and tracer experiments are explained by means of numerous examples. The importance of these methods for the restauration and protection of groundwater reserves is demonstrated.
    • A 4-2 Hydrogeology

      Besides geologic principles the course introduces aquifers, groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, groundwater replenishment, groundwater hydraulics, hydraulic test methods, types of springs and groundwater extraction.

Block B Quality Requirements and Water Quality

  • B-1 Supply and Disposal

    • B 1-1 Sanitary Engineering

      Sanitary engineering deals with the effects of anthropogenic uses on water bodies. Processes in surface and subsurface water, water supply (extraction, treatment), treamtent of waste water, the treatment, reuse or disposal of sludge and discharge, infiltration and treatment of rain water will be discussed and solutions for water protection will be considered.
    • B 1-2 Waste Management

      The history of waste management opens the course, waste related law, different types of waste, collection, and transport lead to the introduction of different options of waste prevention and -utilisation. Furthermore land fill technologies, cost structures, and international waste management are covered.
  • B-3 Environmental Management and Law

    • B 3-1 Water and Environmental Law

      Legal regulations like Water Resources Act, Waste Water Levy Act, regulations of Emmissions and Emissions, Drinking Water Ordinance, the EU -Water Framework Directive etc. are introduced and their practical application is shown by means of examples.
    • B 3-2 Environmental Management

      Inter alia the agenda 21 (technical and scientifical aspects) and other socioeconomic aspects are demonstrated. International environmental policy, concepts for intergated environmental protection, environmental management systems, quality management and integrated management systems are introduced.
  • B-4 Chemistry and Biology of Water

    • B 4-1 Hydrochemistry and Chemical Analysis

      The concepts of electrolytic dissociation , acid-base equilibrium, solubility product, pH-value, carbonate balance, buffering and hydrolysis of salts are introduced and their relevance with regard to water protection is shown. Dissolution processes, concentration information, and solution of salts, organic matter and gasses are explained.
      • Supervisor of the study unit and Advisor: The employement is being filled again for the winter semester 2018/19
    • B 4-2 Hydrobiology and Microbiology

      General principles of the self-cleansing process of organically polluted water in natural water bodies are explained. Organic self-cleansing by micro-organisms in soil, mineralisation and mineral analysis are introduced. The ecological function of the soil in the cycles of matter between soil and groundwater in stagnant and flowing water bodies are presented.

Interdisciplinary Qualifications

Interdisciplinary Qualifications (18CP)

The selection of module C-1 Communication and Project Management in obligatory. In addition, four modules from Block C-2 need to be selected. In total 18 credit points from Block C are required.


Block

Title

Module

Study Units

CP

C Practical Applications and Cross Cutting Qualifications C-1 Communication(6CP) C 1-1 Project Management 3
C 1-2 Moderation Techniques 1
C 1-3 Public Relations 2
C-2 Field and Laboratory Tests, Field trips, Complementary Qualifications C 2-1 Hydrometrics, Hydrology and Water Protection, Field Trip 3
C 2-2 Applications in Supply and Disposal, Field Trip 3
C 2-3 GIS Practical Training 3
C 2-4 English 3
C 2-5 Optimization of Water Managemant Systems 3
C 2-6 Pedology 3
C 2-7 Soil Processes 3
C 2-8 Flow and Transport Models - Unsaturated Zone 3
C 2-9 Hydrobiological Processes 3
C 2-10 Geostatistics 3

  • C-1 Communication (obligatory Module)

    • C 1-1 Project Management

      In water protection a sound planning and organisation of projects is indispensable. A sound introduction and examples from realitiy and fiction will prepare for later application in business life. From a bool students learn the principles of project management. They practise project planning with a free software package.
    • C 1-2 Moderation Techniques

      The art of goal-oriented communication support and organisation is explained and trained in this course. The two days-seminar is obligatory for all our students living in Germany. Students abroad will select an extended version of C 2-3 instead.
    • C 1-3 Public Relations

      The Water Framework Directive necessitates public participation in quite a new dimension as compared to older legislation. Based on material from the EU commission students will learn different forms of public participation and plan their application on a virtual project.

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies 3. Term (24 CP), Master Thesis (30CP)

Currently two subjects are offered for advanced studies. Students will select one block with an amount of 24 CP according to there preferences.


Block

Titel

Module

Study Units

CP

D

Sustainable Management of Water

D-1 Surface water D 1-1 Ecohydrologic Modelling 4
D 1-2 Water quality Modelling 4
D-2 Groundwater D 2-1 Non-point Pollution of Groundwater 4
D 2-2 Flow and Transport Modelling – Groundwater 4
D-3 Applications of Water Resource Management D 3-1 River Basin Management 4
D 3-2 Project Thesis: Sustainable Management of Water 4

E

Process Engineering of Drinking Water Treatment, Waste and Wastewater Treatment

E-1 Waste Management E 1-1 Treatment of Waste and Waste Disposal 4
E 1-2 Sanitation of Contaminated Sites 4
E-2 Process Engineering E 2-1 Processes of Wastewater Treatment 4
E 2-2 Processes of Sewage Sludge Treatment 4
E-3 Applications in Supply and Disposal Management E 3-1 Drinking Water Treatment 4
E 3-2 Project Thesis: Municipal Disposal Management 4

F

Master Thesis

F-1 Master Thesis F 1-1 30

Block D Sustainable Management of Water

  • D-1 Surface water

  • D-2 Groundwater

    • D 2-1 Non-point Pollution of Groundwater

      • Aim of the course is the procurement of knowledge about sources of diffuse pollution and their emission. Furthermore the students learn a lot about metabolic and transport processes of emissions through the saturated and unsaturated zone. They will get to know methods in order to identify, forecast and prevent diffuse pollution.
      • Supervisor of the study unit: N.N.
      • Currently Advisor: Dr.-Ing. Mattias Pätsch
    • D 2-2 Flow and Transport Modelling – Groundwater

      • The course gives attention to the possibilities of modelling the groundwater flow with analytical and numeric methods. The students should be able to choose the right model or the right method for a given problem and to operate with them.  This will be practised by means of different examples with numeric methods.
      • Supervisor of the study unit and Advisor: Dr.-Ing. Peter Grubert
      • Link: www.ggu.de
  • D-3 Applications of Water Resource Management

    • D 3-1 River Basin Management

      • The students will gain knowledge about the integrated River Basin Management depending on water amount and water quality as fixed in the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). Connected to this the structure and function of Decision Support Systems (DDS) will be taught.
      • Supervisor of the study unit and Advisor: Prof. Dr. Günter Meon
      • Link: www.tu-braunschweig.de/lwi/hywa
    • D 3-2 Project Thesis: Sustainable Management of Water

      • To train the students practical skills a small project dealing with hydraulic construction and water management should be planned and analysed. The aim is the optimated use and link of learned methods and also the training of interdisciplinary work.
      • Supervisor of the study unit and Advisor: Dr.-Ing. Peter Grubert
      • Link: www.ggu.de

Block E Process Engineering of Drinking Water Treatment, Waste and Wastewater Treatment

  • E-1 Waste Management

  • The students should get to know waste specific parameter. With this they are able for a conceptual design of different options to organic waste recycling, waste recycling and treatment by determining and rating the mechanic-biological methods. Techniques to estimate the need for action by the analysis of contaminated sites will be described.

  • E-2 Process Engineering

  • The students will learn the tools for the engineering in the wastewater treamtment, e.g. to rate the aeration plant. The actual condition as well as the prediction of the prospective mud appearance should be independently judged.

  • E-3 Applications in Supply and Disposal Management

Previous Study Regulations 2013/14

Please find further information about the courses of the previous (before WS2013/14) study regulations of the Correspondence Master Course ProWater here.

For detailed information please contact: prowater@tu-braunschweig.de


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