Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development

The Water Engineering (Hydropower Development) / Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development programme is one of the few programmes worldwide that addresses the need for Master level professionals with a comprehensive and well-grounded knowledge in the field of hydropower.

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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, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and IHE Delft, Netherlands20 Months, starts in October

For whom?

This Joint Programme is exclusively for students with the Malaysian nationality. Graduates of this study programme are able to plan hydropower plants as well as to assess existing ones. They are competent contact persons for all aspects of hydropower and provide the necessary expertise for inspection or maintenance work, development and application tasks as well as to specify their necessity. As such, the programme is also attractive to professionals from both the government sector and the hydropower industry.


Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded the Master of Science degree in Water Engineering(Hydropower Development) by UniKL and also the Master of Science degree in Water and Sustainable Development by IHE Delft.


Start: 31 October 2022
Application deadline: 01 July 2022

Learning objectives

For more than a century, hydropower developments around the world have been growing and greening the world’s electricity supplies by generating clean, reliable and cost-effective power from rivers.

This study programme meets the growing demand for qualified professional in the field of hydropower and aims at providing participants with profound branch-related technical as well as interdisciplinary know-how at the interface of sustainability, ecology and environmental protection.

Participants shall comprehend the total scope of knowledge required by the hydropower industry and thus learn to conceive water power as a complete and comprehensive system. For this purpose, the three main fields of science – mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering – have been joined in one programme providing knowledge according to the state-of-the-art.

Application & Admission

For information about application and admission, kindly contact: Centre for Water Engineering Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia France Institute (email: engku@unikl.edu.my / affandy@unikl.edu.my)


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