Online Courses

IHE Delft offers high-quality online courses in an increasing number of topics of interest in the water sector. The innovative delivery format makes learning exciting, flexible, interactive and effective.

Why Online Courses?

Convenient for you

Learn from home at your convenience or whereever you want.

Instantly applicable

Immediately apply the new knowledge in your working environment.

Learn together

Interact with fellow professionals from all over the world.

Upcoming Online Courses

Online Course on Public and Environmental Health in Emergencies

Start date:  03 Oct 2022
Duration:  18 weeks
Weekly study:  8 hours

Online Course on Sanitation and Public Health

Start date:  10 Oct 2022

Online Course on Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design

Start date:  09 Jan 2023

Online Course on Disinfection, Adsorption and Natural Processes for Water Treatment

Start date:  09 Jan 2023

Online Course on Faecal Sludge Management

Start date:  09 Jan 2023

Online Course on Industrial Effluent Treatment

Start date:  09 Jan 2023

General information

The online courses are beneficial to professionals working in public and private institutions, NGOs, and academic institutions, and are ideal for professionals with jobs and families, who want to upgrade their skills from the comfort of their home or office. The online course’s total study load is 140 hours, over the period in which the online course is given. A four month course thus takes around 8 hours of work per week.

The guidance by lecturing staff during these online courses is intensive, and there are many opportunities to get feedback from and interact with fellow participants. The IHE Delft eCampus is used to disseminate training material and for communication. It contains lecture notes and technological learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries, interviews with experts, quizzes and audio material as well as a discussion area where both participants and lecturers can meet. All courses run completely via eCampus, but course materials can be sent on CD as well. In some cases lectures and question-and answer activities will be held through videoconferencing sessions.

Please note that we have a strict first come, first served policy. It might be the case that a course is fully booked before the registration deadline at IHE Delft passes. Therefore we advise you to register for the course as early as possible.



Additional information

Admission criteria

You should at least have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.


Discounts on the tuition fee of online and short courses apply to the following: 30% for IHE Delft Diploma alumni 10% for UN family staff members 10% for groups of 5 or more (provided that the course starts at the same time and a group application has been sent) Discounts cannot be combined.

Credit points

In most online courses passing the online course examination results in receiving 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).




Frequently asked questions

Do I receive credit points for finishing an online course?

This differs per course. After clicking on a specific course, it is mentioned under ‘Dates, Fee, ECTS’ how many ECTS Credit Points you can obtain.

Which documents do I need for applying for an online course?

Before submitting the application form, you have to attach your curriculum vitae and a copy of your passport.

What are the costs of an online course?

On our website you can find information about our online courses. After selecting a course, you can find the cost of the online course.

When is the payment deadline for an online course?

Please make sure that we have received your payment in our bank account at least 3 weeks before the start date of the course.


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