Sanitary Engineering is designed for mid-career professionals interested in achieving and maintaining the environment and public health, who are (or wish to become) involved in the provision of sanitation services. Typical students include civil, process and sanitary engineers, university faculty and researches, and technical managers.
Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded two Master degrees: one from IHE Delft and one from Univalle. The degree students receive from IHE Delft is the degree in Urban Water and Sanitation, with a specialization in Sanitary Engineering. Univalle will award a degree in Engineering with a specialization in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering.
Start: 15 August 2021
Application deadline: 01 June 2021
Graduates of the Sanitary Engineering programme will be able to:
- Understand and explain the role of sanitation in the urban water cycle and its relation to public health and environment;
- Develop rational approaches towards sustainable wastewater management via pollution prevention, appropriate treatment, and resource recovery and re-use at both centralised and decentralised levels;
- Understand the relevant physical, chemical, and biological processes and their mutual relationships within various sanitation components;
- Define and critically analyse, assess, and evaluate various urban drainage and sewerage schemes, and wastewater, sludge and solid waste treatment process technologies;
- Prepare research and engineering projects including master plans, feasibility studies and preliminary designs;
- Apply modern tools for technology selection and to model sanitation components;
- Identify, develop and conduct independent research including field work, and laboratory research;
- Contribute to the development of innovative approaches to the provision of adequate and sustainable sanitation services in developing countries and countries in transition.
Tuition & fellowships
If you wish to receive more information about the fees and living costs of a specific Joint Programme, please send an e-mail to the fellowship officer, Ms. Ineke Melis: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following fellowships are recommended for prospective students who wish to study Sanitary Engineering
National Fellowships in Latin America
These fellowships are for nationals from the mentioned Latin American country. As IHE Delft is a UNESCO affiliated Institute and not a regular university, it may not appear in their website listings of eligible institutions. It is worth applying for funding once you have been academically accepted by IHE Delft, as these organisations will most likely consider your fellowship application. The name UNESCO-IHE (former name of IHE Delft) may appear in some application systems.
- COLFUTURO - Colombia
- CONICYT - Chile
- CONACYT - Mexico
- CONAPE - Costa Rica
- GUATEFUTURO - Guatemala
- HONDUFUTURO - Honduras
- ICETEX - Colombia
- IFARHU - Panama
- SENECYT - Ecuador
Your country might also offer individual fellowships for studies abroad, contact your national Ministry of Education or a similar organisation/agency for more information.
Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education.
IMPORTANT NOTE: currently it is unsure whether OKP scholarships for the MSc Programmes starting in October 2021 will be available. Please check this page for possible updates.
There will be OKP scholarships available for our short courses in 2021: visit our Short Course Scholarship page for more info.
Application & Admission
Academic admission to IHE Delft MSc Programmes may be granted to applicants who provide evidence of having:
- A Bachelor degree at level B/B+ (US system) or 2nd upper (British system) in an appropriate field which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing, comparable in level with a Bachelor degree from a research university in the Netherlands. Exceptions can be made if a candidate is below this level, but has a substantial experience in the field of the programme and/or has a strong motivation to join the programme.
- A good command of the English language, if this is not the first language. All non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy the English language requirements for IHE Delft's educational programmes.
- A strong motivation to successfully complete the programme.
Several years of professional experience in an area of work related to the specialisation is an asset.
For admission to the programme please complete the online application, the link to the application section of our website is available at the top of this page.
You need to submit the following documents:
- Certified copies of degrees/diplomas.
- Certified copies of academic transcripts. Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where the student gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office.
- Two Recommendation letters which must be printed on official letterhead paper and need to be signed and dated. We do not accept recommendation letters which are older than 1 year nor which have copied and pasted signatures and/or letterheads. If you are employed, one of the recommendation letters should be from your current employer and not older than 3 months.
- Motivation letter; explain in maximum 500 words why you wish to be admitted to the chosen programme and how it will benefit you in the future. The letter must show that you understand what the chosen programme is about.
- Copy of passport.
- Copy of results of English language test score (if required, see English language requirements).
If any of the original documents is not in English we additionally need an official English translation by a sworn translator.
Multiple MSc applications (for the same academic year) are not allowed, unless there is a period of at least 3 months between the starting dates of the programmes of interest. If a student applies for an Erasmus Mundus programme for which Erasmus Mundus scholar ships are available, he/she can also apply for another programme. If the other programme is also an Erasmus Mundus programme, the applicant can submit up to 3 applications.
Further questions about the application procedure can be found at our FAQ page, or can be addressed to:
Ms Ineke Melis
Admission and Fellowship Officer