Water and Environmental Engineering

Contribute to the planning, development, enhancement and preservation of the Palestinian water and environmental resources through offering MSc education, applied research, advanced studies and professional training within the framework of sustainable partnerships and cooperation locally and globally.

MSc Program in Water and Environmental Engineering targets students with engineering background. This program focuses on water supply and treatment as well as sewerage and wastewater treatment technologies. Applicants for the Water and Environmental Engineering program must have a Bachelor degree in civil, chemical, or mechanical engineering.

  • Achieve the expectations and visions of many students in the fields of water and environmental engineering
  • Provide the Palestinian society with qualified staff in order to play a crucial role in solving water and environmental challenges
  • Encompass leading roles in planning, design, and implementation of water, sanitation infrastructures and environmental facilities and programs.
  • Integrated knowledge, developed personal skills, and built human capacity for sustainable water resources and sanitation facilities.
  • Satisfied local and foreign market and improved employment opportunities for a large number of MSc graduates.
  • Improved theoretical and practical scientific and engineering concepts by graduates with enhanced professional productivity at work place in the fields of water and wastewater engineering and technologies, eco-sanitation, EIA studies, IWRM, solid waste management, unit operations and environmental protection.
  • Opened PhD opportunities for MSc graduates envisaging improved academic carrier in cross-disciplinary water issues, water quality, water resources management, environmental pollution, water and sanitation, prevent pollution and waste management.
  • Open new Career opportunities to work at governmental agencies, local and foreign NGOs, and private sector.
  • Improved current carrier and occupying new management and key decision making roles.
  • New opportunities to follow up PhD programs through fellowships offered by foreign academic institutions.
  • Entrepreneurships of highly motivated MSc graduates to establish new consultancy firms and engineering offices.

Water and Environmental Engineering(Students with engineering backgrounds are accepted in this program).
The program includes courses in environmental resource management, environmental impact assessment, planning systems for drinking water and wastewater treatment and design, water supply, design of infrastructure for sewerage systems, reuse of treated wastewater and sludge. In addition to that, it comprises the different environmental elements that include air, water and soil pollution, and adapting methods for limiting pollution.


Program Requirements:

1. Courses of Water and Environmental Engineering programstudents are required to complete 36 credit hours composed of the followings:

1. 21 credit hours from the compulsory group of Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title



Urban Drainage and Sewerage Systems



Wastewater Treatments and Wastewater Reuse



Solid Wastes



Environmental Impact Assessments



Scientific Research Methods






Integrated Land and Water Management



Water and Environmental Pollution


Note: All students must pass WEEN718 course within the first 15 credit hours registered in their programs.


2. ​Elective Courses:(9 credit hours)

Course No. 

Course Title 



Political Economy for Environmental Planners



Water Distribution



Environmental Processes






Environmental information Technology



Statistical Methods in Water and Environmental Sciences



Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment



Urban Planning and Environmental Management



Special Topics



3. Track A or Track B:6 credit hours either Thesis or two seminars


Track No.

Prerequisite(s )

Track A: Thesis


The completion of at least 12 credit hours out of the requirements of the program

Track B: Two Seminars


  1. Applicants for the Water and Environmental Engineering program must have a bachelor’s degree in civil, chemical, or mechanical engineering. Applicants for the Water and Environmental Sciences program must have a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences (such as biology, chemistry, and earth and environment) or agriculture, geography, or any other directly related specialty as deemed suitable by the Institute Council. 
  2. The Institute Council may decide to conduct personal interviews with applicants in certain cases, and may specify remedial courses if needed.