Coastal Engineering and Port Development

You will be taught the technical background and practical skills to plan, model, design and manage coastal engineering and port development projects, and learn to analyse coastal problems and conceive appropriate solutions.

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    What is Joint Programme

    Part of the programme is given at a partner institute, often in another country/continent. Joint programmes have varying start and end dates.

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Joint Programme, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands 18 months, starts in October

For whom?

You have a BSc degree in civil engineering or a related field and a hydraulic background. You have worked for at least three years in professional practice or at a university or research establishment, and is eager to acquire practical skills and knowledge to solve engineering and coastal zone / port management problems. A future career may be in government services, consultancy, or education and research institutes.

Degree

Students who successfully complete this programme will receive a joint degree in Coastal Engineering and Port Development awarded by Honai University and UNESCO-IHE.

Joint Programme

The Joint Programme in Coastal Engineering and Port Development is an educational programme of UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands and Hohai University (HHU), Nanjing, China, which was offered for the first time in the academic year 2005-2007.

Dates

Start: 01 October 2016
Application deadline: 01 August 2016

Learning objectives

After completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Explain hydraulic and morphologic coastal processes and nautical and logistic aspects as well as their interactions with near shore and offshore structures;
  • Apply state-of-the-art coastal engineering design techniques to advance the needs of society for infrastructure and a safe environment;
  • Evaluate and implement coastal engineering solutions in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment;
  • Develop strategies to cope effectively with problems related to natural coastal hazards (e.g. flooding, oil spill) and shoreline erosion problems incorporating the tension between anthropogenic coastal developments and natural coastal processes;
  • Apply hydraulic, nautical, logistic and economic theories in the planning and design of coastal and ports layout and port logistics.

Tuition & fellowships

Information about tuition fees can be found here

The following fellowships are recommended for prospective students who wish to study Coastal Engineering and Port Development

  • Joint Japan Worldbank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP)

    The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.

    The window for 2022 JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications for developing country nationals will open again in 2022. Application is expected to open from late March to late May 2022. The outcome of the selection is then expected to be announced mid-June. The exact dates will be indicated on the website, when this information has come available.

    more info: www.worldbank.org

  • Orange Knowledge Programme

    The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of - and living and working in - the following countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

    More information about OKP in 2022 will be made available on this page in December 2021.

    more info: www.studyinholland.nl

Application & Admission

Admission requirements

Academic admission to the Master programmes may be granted to applicants who provide evidence of having:

  • a university level Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field for the specialization, which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing, comparable in level with a Bachelor degree from a research university in the Netherlands.
  • 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 all UNESCO-IHE's educational programmes.

Working experience in an environment related to the specialization is an asset. At least three years experience is in general preferred.

Application procedure

For admission to the programme please complete the online application form. The link is available at the top of this page. Collect the required documents and attach them to the online application form:

  • 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 reference letters, preferably one from a person that can judge students' professional abilities and one from a person that can judge his/her academic abilities. One recommendation letter has to come from the current employer (if available) and another one from the university the student graduated from. Letters have to be printed on company (logo) paper and signed.
  • Motivation letter (maximum 500 words explanation why he/she applies for admission to the choosen programme).
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of results of English language test score (if required, see English language requirements).

Please note all documents are required to be in English, or officially translated into English.

Once academically accepted this admission remains valid for three consecutive years. In principle one can not apply for more than one programme per academic year. However, if a student applies for an Erasmus Mundus programme, he/she can also apply for another programme as long as it is not also an Erasmus Mundus programme. Academic admission to the programmes will be granted on the basis of a decision taken to that effect by the Academic Registrar, upon advice of the programme coordinator.

More information

Further questions about the application procedure can be addressed to:

Ms. Ineke Melis
Admission and Fellowship Officer
E: i.melis@unesco-ihe.org

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