Water and Risk Engineering

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Human development is dependent on safe and healthy drinking water. Society faces challenges such as fast urbanisation and climate change which increase emissions to air and water sources. Polluted water sources are big threats to both environment and public health, mainly through microbiological contamination. Risk-based decision analysis is an important tool to evaluate risks and to design control strategies to protect drinking water sources, improve water treatment and reduce contamination of land and water. This course package gives a comprehensive understanding of the global and urban water system which is essential for you as an engineer working with sustainable solutions to the urban water system.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
BOM150 - Water resources and environment, 7.5 cr
BOM190 - Water contamination and remediation, 7.5 cr
BOM075 - Drinking water engineering, 7.5 cr
BOM165 - Urban metabolism, 7.5 cr

Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
BOM125 - Risk assessment and decision support in engineering, 7.5 cr
VVT105 - Geographic information systems, 7.5 cr
BOM095 - Wastewater engineering, 7.5 cr
ENM021 - Applied industrial ecology, 7.5 cr


Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil. 
Major in: Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering or the equivalent; Prerequisites: Mathematics 20cr), Hydrology and Applied environmental science or the equivalent.
Preferable course experience: Apart from the specific requirements, a background in Hydraulic engineering and Geotechnical engineering is a good base.

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on Universityadmissions.se
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on Universityadmissions.se
Application instructions in detail (external link on studyinsweden.se) 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions, admissions@chalmers.se
Specific questions about course content: Ing-Britt Wilén, britt-marie.wilen@chalmers.se
Other questions: Student Exchange, studentexchange@chalmers.se

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Mon 02 Mar 2015