Short courses are meant for professionals –or groups of professionals– with a specific area of interest and a limited amount of time. The focus and content of short courses vary from specialised and technical matters to challenges and approaches in management.
Didactical methods include lectures, assignments, individual or group exercises in the classroom, behind the computer, or in the laboratory. It’s all about active learning: each participant is responsible for his/her learning process and achievement. Active participation in all learning activities, assignments and exercises is essential, also for those who choose not to do an exam.
Fieldwork, excursions and field visits to relevant sites often are a part of a short course, allowing the participants to come into contact with practical examples of the theory offered. Through case studies, role-plays, debate and workshops, content is made more interactive, and experience that the participants already have is shared.
You should have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, preferably some years of working experience, and a good command of the English language to be admitted to the course. For a successful learning experience it is also essential to have basic skills in the use of computers and office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
How to apply
You can find an apply button on the page of each short course listed below. If you decide to apply, create an account, or use your existing account to log in. After logging in, you will need to enter your personal information, and upload a scan of your passport, CV, BSc degree and transcript. Your BSc degree and transcript should be in English, French or Spanish. Your CV must be (translated in) the English language.
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For several short courses ECTS credit points can be earned. Credit points can only be earned if you take part in the assessment of the short course and obtain a pass mark. If you return to IHE Delft within 4 years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you may receive exemption for this short course/module. Taking part in the assessments is not compulsory. The additional costs for an assessment are € 250.
If you wish to take part in the assessment, you are advised to consult the applicable course coordinator for the exact method and timing of the assessment..
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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.
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Upcoming Short Courses
As per 2023 IHE Delft offers a new range of short courses. New courses will be added to this list in May/June 2022.
Short courseStart date End date
- Data Analysis and Modelling for Aquatic Ecosystems 23 May 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
- Research Methods for Sanitation 23 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022
- Applied Groundwater Modelling 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Aquatic Ecosystems: Processes and Applications 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Environmental Assessment for Water-related Policies and Developments 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Flood Risk Management 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Industrial Effluents Treatment and Residuals Management 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Partnerships, Networks and Stakeholder Analysis in the Water Sector 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Urban Water Systems 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Water Treatment Processes and Plants Design 13 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
- Advanced Water Transport and Distribution 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Experimental Methods in Wastewater Treatment 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Solid Waste Management 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Strategic Planning for River Basins and Deltas 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Water Sensitive Cities 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Wetlands for Livelihoods and Conservation 04 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
- Data Acquisition, Preprocessing and Modelling using HEC-RAS 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Data Acquisition, Preprocessing and Modelling using SWAT 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Data Acquisition, Preprocessing and Modelling using the PCRaster Python Framework 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Geostatistics for Water Resources and Environmental Science 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Implementing Environmental Flows to Support Sustainable Water Resources Management 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- QGIS for Hydrological Applications 19 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022
- Small Hydropower Development 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Water Economics 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Hydraulic Modelling using HEC-RAS 26 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Morphological Modelling Using Delft3D 26 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- Python for Geospatial Hydrological Applications 26 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- River Basin Modelling using SWAT 26 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
- GIS and Remote Sensing Applications for the Water Sector 24 Oct 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
- Where there is little data: How to estimate design variables in poorly gauged basins 31 Oct 2022 - 11 Nov 2022
- Financing Water Investments for Water Professionals 05 Dec 2022 - 09 Dec 2022
- Water Policy 23 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023
- Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring 06 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023
- Sanitation Resource Recovery 13 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023