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MScPhysical Land Resources: Land Resources Engineering

Tuition fee €890.00 per year

The amount of the tuition fee depends on the number of credits you take. Indicated here is the price for 60 credits per year.

Application fee €50.00 one-time

In line with the Teaching and Examination Regulations, students who have not obtained a Flemish degree will need to pay an application fee of 50 euro for each application. The university makes NO exceptions for scholarship students or for students who meet the programme’s academic requirements.

Enrolled students will pay the tuition fee minus the application fee of their specific programme. This means that if you enrol after a positive application, the tuition fee will be reduced with the application fee. Paying multiple application fees will not automatically reduce your tuition fee. Please note that additional costs for the bank transfer are the sole responsibility of the applicant

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Overview

The course is given in cooperation with Ghent University.

The programme is designed to train scientific researchers and executive staff in non-agricultural applications of land, such as geotechnical aspects (including the use of land as construction and foundation material and the stability of taluses and excavations), the role of soil and groundwater in water resources management and water supplies, and of land management in relation to other environmental and land use aspects (including erosion, sediment transport, coastal development and coastal protection, etc.).

If you graduate in the subject of Land Resources Engineering you can:

- combine applied scientific knowledge and advanced technical competence in non-agricultural aspects of soil management

- use GIS and earth observation techniques to digitally inventory and process soil data and landscape characteristics

- have acquired the basic knowledge in geo-techniques with special reference to practical applications of soil as building and foundation material, and to the stability of slopes and excavations

- can use field, physical and chemical techniques to study and describe soil and regolith layers

- have knowledge about the interactions between soil and groundwater in relation to environment management and land use

- have insight in the processes which influence soil and landscape stability, and are acquainted with and can design possible measures for management and remediation.

Programme structure

The standard learning track in the interuniversity Master of Science in Physical Land Resources: Land Resources Engineering (120 SP), includes 3 modules:
- Compulsory courses (60 ECTS)
- Elective courses (30 ECTS)
- Master thesis (30 ECTS)

Career opportunities

The graduate of the Master of Science in Physical land Resources has the knowledge and skills which enable him to start and build successfully a career as scientist specialised in either Soil Science or Land Resources Engineering in a professional way. The graduate can formulate hypotheses and design experiments to test them, report results and findings to both his peers and to a general public. He can think analytically, synthetically and in a problem solving way, is creative, and can work both autonomously and in team. The graduate can apply his knowledge as required for the overall development policy of his country, and can function in basic as well as in applied research at universities, research institutions and (other) government or private institutions and companies.

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Application start
Sep 1, 2017
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.