Master of Science (Water and Hydropower Engineering)

Application Dates
Course Overview
Masters (Coursework)
Tuition Fees
Malaysian Students: RMc75,000.00
Full Time: 2 – 4 years; Minimum length of study will be 4 semester and a maximum of 8 semester
Study Field

Course Profile

For more than a century, hydropower developments around the world have been growing and greening the world’s electricity supplies by generating clean, reliable and cost-effective power from rivers. This study programme meets the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field of hydropower and aims at providing participants with profound branch-related technical as well as interdisciplinary know-how at the interface of sustainability, ecology and environmental protection.

Students shall comprehend the total scope of knowledge required by the hydropower industry and thus learn to conceive water power as a complete and comprehensive system. For this purpose, the three main fields of science – mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and civil engineering have been joined in one programme providing knowledge according to the state-of-the-art.

The program Master of Science (Water and Hydropower Engineering / Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development is double degree program offered by Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and the Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft). Students who have successfully completed this programme will be awarded the Master of Science Degree in (Water and Hydro-power Engineering) by UniKL and also the Master of Science Degree in Water Science and Engineering with specialisation in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development by IHE Delft.

The MSc (Water and Hydropower Engineering) programme offer students the possibility to study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in Delft, Netherlands, at two renowned Institutes for technical education and applied research: UniKL and IHE Delft.

Program Objective

The Double Degree of MSc in (Water and Hydropower Engineering) / Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development pro-gramme is one of the few programmes worldwide that addresses the need for Master level professionals with comprehensive and well-grounded knowledge in the field of hydropower.
Graduates of this study programme are able to plan hydropower plants as well as to assess existing ones. They are competent contact persons for all aspects of hydropower and provide the necessary expertise for inspection or maintenance work, development and application tasks as well as to specify their necessity. As such, the programme is also attractive to professionals from both the government sector and the hydropower industry, particularly from developing and transitional countries.

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor in Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor in Engineering Technology from Universiti Kuala Lumpur with CGPA of 3.50 or;
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in related field with CGPA of 3.50 from any universities as approved by Senate, Universiti Kuala Lumpur or;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related sciences or technical field with 2 years relevant working experience as approved by Senate, Universiti Kuala Lumpur.
  • English language proficiency level of either a minimum of IELTS Band 6.5 or its equivalent.

English Language Requirement

A good command of the English language, if this is not the first language. The minimum requirement is set at The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages level B2. Candidates must hold internationally‐recognised English language certificates (e.g. International English Language Test System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)), which align with this level. IELTS : Band 6.0 overall. Band 6.5 is preferred. TOEFL : Paper based test PBT: 502 overall, plus Test Written English TWE 4.5. TOEFL : Internet based test iBT: 87 overall


September (But the applicants document must be completed before 1st August of the year) This is for Visa process at Netherland.