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Master´s Degree “Small Hydropower for Sustainable Development”

1 April 2016

Become an expert in small hydropower engineering

Electricity from Hydropower, focusing on small hydropower, is renewable and environmentally sound and contributes 75% of total global renewable electricity production. Although two thirds of the global hydropower potential is still untapped and is waiting to be exploited by well-educated engineers.

An unique opportunity to become an expert in small hydropower engineering is the master´s degree program “Small Hydropower for Sustainable Development” offered at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Kärnten in Austria. It will be a distance learning program with the lecturers providing the study material via an internet platform.

The educational objective and skills to be achieved in this master´s course include:

  • a thorough knowledge of all the fundamentals of hydropower utilization
  • specific knowledge of hydromechanics
  • specific knowledge of hydrology and hydrography
  • a thorough knowledge of all components and their function
  • a thorough knowledge of environmental impacts and their compensation
  • ability to assess existing power plants as well as power plant projects in terms of quality and efficiency
  • ability to plan a power plant until concessioning

For further information and the brochure of the course please follow this link: