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Entire 2-year course starts on:
  23 September 2013
Application deadline:
  31 August 2013

Thematic Areas 1 and 3 start on:
  23 September 2013
Application deadline:
  31 August 2013

Thematic Areas 2 and 4 start on:
  February 2014
Application deadline:
  31 August 2013

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Examination and assessment regulations

The postgraduate Course in Water Resources and Environmental Management is a two-year, full-time course. It consists of four taught semesters and the preparation of a thesis. The successful completion of a minimum of 11 modules is required for the final qualification.

Modules are distributed in 4 Thematic Areas. Thematic Area 1 provides the basic scientific background in order to bring all students at a common level. Thematic Area 2 deals with the elements of urban water management in an integrative approach within a sustainable make-space for-water management context. Thematic Area 3 tackles catchment management issues by utilising hydroinformatics tools, including distributed hydrologic models, geographic information systems (GIS), advanced optimisation and geostatistics. Finally Thematic Area 4 focuses on environmental management including policy and legislation issues with an emphasis on the Water Framework Directive (WFD), environmental assessment and other advanced topics.

Each module consists of lectures taught through the e-learning platform, quizzes/exercises, assignments and an examination held at the end each semester/ Thematic Area. The attendance of all e-learning lectures and the submission of exercises and assignments are mandatory for all students.

Each module is equivalent to 8 ECTS credits; a minimum of 11 modules must be completed in total, and a minimum of 88 ECTS credits are awarded for successfully completed modules at the end of the course.

ECTS credits are assigned to each module according to the time required by the student to complete all module components successfully, including contact hours through the e-learning platform, student hours required for personal study and student hours required for the completion of the assignments. The basis of ECTS calculation is 1 ECTS credit for 25 student hours.

Written examinations are held at the end of each semester at the host Institutions (Regional Centres) and require the physical presence of the students.

Students are examined in all modules and they are marked on a scale of 5 to 10, where 6 is the passing grade. The total number of points corresponding to each grade is presented in the table below.



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The final assessment for each module is based on the performance of the student on the final examination at the end of each semester, as well as on the performance of the student on the submitted exercises and assignments (coursework). The final module grade is calculated as 40% of the average coursework grade and 60% of the examination grade. The final pass mark for each module is 51%; for each component of the module (coursework and examination) the student cannot receive a mark less than 51%. Students must have an average coursework grade of 51% or more in order to be able to take the final module exam.



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