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Online course Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course description Objective: instilling a prevention oriented way of thinking with the participants. This relates to the use of water and, thus, to the generation of wastewater but places and practices this need for prevention in the wider industrial and domestic context. Abilities after the module: to suggest options for pollution prevention within urban and industrial water management settings; assess the environmental impact of products and processes; suggest treatment/disposal methods for industrial wastewater; understand the importance of environmental monitoring of industrial processes; employ a systemic approach to water resources management. The on-line module on CPWC: a 4 months, 8 hrs per week study period with a load of approx. 140 hours resulting in 5 (European) credit points (ECTS). The on-line module contains the following subjects: • Introduction to the scientific field of Cleaner Production; • Life Cycle and Material Flow Analysis; • Environmental Management Systems; • Urban Water Management; • Industrial Water Management; • Nutrient Management
Study subjects 1. Introduction to the field of Cleaner Production (CP) 2. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Eco Design and Material Flow Analysis (MFA) 3. Environmental Management Systems (EMS) 4. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) 5. Industrial Water Management (IWM) 6. Water Footprint (WF) 7. Eco-industrial parks and Industrial ecology (EIP and IE)
Course objectives (i) suggest options for preventing pollution in urban and industrial settings (ii) assess the environmental impact of products and processes (iii) suggest treatment/disposal methods for industrial (iv) understand environmental management systems in the industrial context (v) indicate how the sustainable use of resources can be beneficial (vi) analyze system tools that support industrial ecology
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 18 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, individual assignment, lecture, self study, research
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department IHE Delft
Information about the institution IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system to confer accredited MSc degrees and promote PhDs. It offers degree programmes, short courses, online courses and tailor-made training. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. More than 175 PhD candidates were promoted. IHE Delft is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community. The Institute runs a substantial number of joint MSc programmes implemented in partnership with universities around the globe. These joint programmes combine the strengths of the collaborating institutions and deliver either multiple degrees or a joint degree.


Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience
  2. Academic Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field from a recognised university.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 18 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
4 May 2020 4 Apr 2020 4 Apr 2020
3 May 2021 3 Apr 2021 3 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (PT)€ 1035€ 1035n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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