The School of MEWES (Continue'd)

Academic Departments and Degree Programmes

Students are introduced to current water management challenges and the concept of integrated water resources management. Students will gain knowledge, research skills, and competencies in the area of climate modeling, rainfall runoff processes, floods, droughts, terminal lake analyses, soil erosion, surface (stream) hydrology, water quality models for groundwater hydrology, and contamination characterization and rededication.

Students in the programme can specialize in: Hydrology and Climate Studies; Water Resources Engineering and Management; Irrigation Engineering; and Water Supply and Distribution.

Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE).

The EnSE programme provides practical education for tomorrow's environmental problem solvers. Today's environmental professionals need scientific, engineering, and policy skills to translate the available collective resolve and resources into effective environmental solutions. The EnSE programme is designed to train environmental scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary manner, to meet these professional requirements. Students can specialize in: Environmental Science; or Environmental Engineering.

The Environmental Science specialization provides the fundamentals and applied training in the applications of chemistry and biology to environmental problems and systems, including lakes, rivers, groundwater, engineered processes, and the development of alternative environmental-friendly technologies. This specialization is intended primarily for students with undergraduate degrees in biological and physical sciences.

The Environmental Engineering specialization provides an advanced study on the fundamentals, design, and operation of biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes. Applications include treatment of wastewater and hazardous wastes, development of strategies to improve the quality and safety of drinking water, and management and minimization of solid wastes.

Environmental Management Information System (EMIS).

The Master's programme in Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) aims to develop and strengthen human resources and institutional capacity in impact-oriented training and research in environmental management information systems as an entry point towards sustainable management of land, water resources and the environment in Africa. EMIS facilitates compliance with complex environmental and sustainability goals and support decision-making at operational as well as strategic levels.

The EMIS programme has jointly been developed by the Universities of Oldenburg in German, NM-AIST in Tanzania, University of Ghana - Accra Institute for Environment and Sanitation, and Universidade Pedag├│gica - Escola Superior T├ęcnica in Mozambique. The programme is run by institutions in the three sub-Saharan countries with close collaboration in the delivery and supervision of students. At NM-AIST the program is hosted in the School of MEWES but jointly run by the Schools of MEWES and CoCSE.