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Online course Solid Waste Management

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course description Online module SWM discusses SWM from the perspective of reducing the generation of waste to collection, reduction, treatment and the environmentally sound disposal of what could not be prevented.. At the end of the module the participants are able to suggest options for waste reduction, treatment/disposal methods, make simple engineering &financial calculations, and distinguish the key players in SWM Module is laid out for a 4 months, 8 hrs/week study with a study load of. 140 hours resulting in 5 (European) credit point (ECTS). The module has three focal areas: Treatment and disposal, Re-use and recycling and Generation and prevention. Module discusses i.a. • sources, classification, prevention, reuse and recycling, and collection of waste; • source separation and waste collection; • composting, landfills (processes, technology-/design), incineration, and mechanical biological treatment; • SWM planning; • role of the informal sector; • financial and global aspects of solid waste.
Study subjects Waste Generation; Types of Waste; Environmental Impacts; Waste Logistics; Waste Avoidance; Waste Recycling and Use of Waste as Secondary Raw Materials; Waste Treatment and Waste Disposal. Bottlenecks in Waste Management.
Course objectives Exposure to and training in solid waste management, planning and engineering aspects with focus on conditions prevailing in developing countries.
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 18 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes lecture, case study, individual assignment, self study
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
7 Sep 2020 7 Aug 2020 7 Aug 2020
6 Sep 2021 6 Aug 2021 6 Aug 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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