In the fourth year, everything you have learnt so far comes together. In the first semester you participate in the Coastal Challenge. Together with students from the Civil Engineering programme and from the three study tracks of Water Management, you will work on a project for a ‘real’ client. You learn to work together in an interdisciplinary and international environment. In addition, you choose two more courses, such as aquaculture, water technology, urban water management or ecological risk assessment, combining theory, practical cases and lab or field work. A challenging and inspiring semester!
You spend the last part of your study graduating at an organization of your choice either in the Netherlands or abroad. You can also graduate with one of the research groups. You will need to hand in a research project at the end of the fourth year, which demonstrates that you have the Bachelor level. This research can include, for example, which requirements water needs to satisfy in the town in order to avoid it being bad for the public’s health, or the development of a method which a nature organization can use to assess water, allowing it to implement a suitable fish policy.