MSc Water Resource Engineering Offered by NUI Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with a distinguished record in teaching and research. For over 170 years, NUI Galway has been welcoming students and researchers from all over the world. Ideally located in the city of Galway, the University offers a broad range of internationally recognized programs in a welcoming academic community.

MSc Water Resource Engineering at NUI Galway:

Water Engineering has been taught at the graduate level at NUIG for over 40 years. This course provides engineers with the technical competence to provide solutions to clean water along with the opportunity to study economics and project management of giant projects. The key component of this program is to focus on understanding and using modern hydraulic modeling tools and working in design groups.

Career Opportunities

Traditionally around 50% of civil engineers are employed in the water industry. This is set to increase. Existing water infrastructure is straining to meet current demands. Population growth, increasing urbanization, climate change and increasing energy demands are placing unprecedented pressures on our finite water resources. More water resource engineers are required to ensure the provision of sustainable and safe water supplies into the future.

Course Outline

The core program modules are:

  • Hydrology & Water Resources; Hydraulic Modelling
  • Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems
  • Hydropower; Water Quality Modelling
  • Water Resources in Developing Countries
  • Applied Field Hydrogeology
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical Analysis

Scholarships program:

  • The Nash Scholarship in Water Resources Engineering
Entry requirements:

A second class honours grade one in civil/environment engineering or equivalent. Applications from candidates from cognate disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Course duration: 1 year (Full time)
  • NFQ Level: 9
  • Admission Date: September 2017 (ongoing)
  • Start of course from:  Student should arrive a week earlier for induction etc.  and the lectures will start from Monday 4th September 2017.
  • End date of applications:  There is no specific end date.
  • Course fee for Non-EU Residents: €13,750 p.a.

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Documents required:

  • Official qualifications and third level exam results (transcripts) to date: required for all non-NUIG applicants and for NUIG graduates who did not receive their undergraduate degrees from NUI Galway. Copies of originals must be certified as true copies. Applicants who have still to graduate must send/upload final transcripts on receipt.
  • English language competency: if necessary, evidence of  English language competency.
  • Personal statement: all applicants must enclose/upload a typed personal statement of approximately 600 words explaining why you wish to undertake the programme(s) of your choice, outlining how it fits into your career objectives unless indicated otherwise in the table below.
  • Passport or birth certificate: non-NUIG applicants only—a copy of your passport or birth certificate must also be submitted/uploaded.
  • References: unless specifically stated otherwise non-NUIG applicants only must provide two written references. One must be an academic reference (in the case of applicants currently undertaking studies) OR an employer (in the case of applicants currently in employment).

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