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. JJWBGSP is envisaging opening the 2021 application period late March 2021 with a deadline for applying around mid-May 2021. Please note however that these dates are still tentative.

    An update will be published on the JJWBGSP website in the second half of January 2021. Please check the website around that time. Part of the application procedure will be that you have to ask to referees to upload a recommendation letter in your application for a JJWBSP scholarship. We advise you to already think about possible referees you may ask. We advise you to already think about possible referees you may ask. Up to 5 scholarships will be available for the academic year which start in 2021.

    The following MSc Programmes/Specializations are eligible:

    If you are not admitted to one of these above programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2021 to study at IHE Delft.

    more info: www.worldbank.org

  • Orange Knowledge Programme

    For All 18 months Delft-based MSc programmes, the one-year MSc programme in Sanitation and the joint programme in Limnology and Wetland Management, which will start in October 2021, partial OKP scholarships will be made available. The OKP scholarship will cover the first 12 months of your MSc study. Funding for the remaining months (estimated at EUR 15,000), needs to be covered from other sources. We strongly advise you to search for this co-funding (private means, employer, other). Visit our Orange Knowledge scholarship for MSc Programmes page for more info.

    There will be OKP scholarships available for our short courses in 2021: visit our Short Course Scholarship page for more info.

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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