General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish, English

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Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Environmental protection technology (0712)

Main focus

; Graduates of this Master’s Degree will have acquired the following skills and knowledge: Knowledge to describe and model the hydro-aerodynamic and biogeochemical processes in: Ocean circulation at a large scale, oscillatory flows in the sea and its shores, and their interactions with the atmosphere and infrastructures (natural and/or artificial), Surface and underground water flows, sediments and substances, their circulation through the surface of the ground up to the atmosphere and their importance in agricultural and natural ecosystems, Freshwater systems and their ecological integrity, and Vehicles and their propulsion systems. Application of methodologies, techniques and models for drafting studies, projects, implementation and control for integrated management and decision-making in coastal and port areas and resources in the open sea, systems of natural and artificial basins and aquatic ecosystems, taking into account their social, environmental and economic repercussions, the requirements for sustainable exploitation, applying techniques for control and optimization, quantifying their uncertainty. Design experiments, carry out fieldwork to obtain, analyse and manage data for the characterization and simulation of the dynamics of the ocean and the atmosphere and of other natural and artificial bodies of water and air and their quality, aquatic systems and their integrity, and the movement of fluid around vehicles, their automatic navigation and propulsion.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Hidráulica Ambiental

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Biogeochemical Fluid Dynamics 1st Year 1st Semester
Biological Coupling and Computational Fluid Mechanics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Coastal Processes and Coast Evolution 1st Year 2nd Semester
Data Processing and Visualisation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Dynamic Processes in Geophysical Fluids 1st Year 2nd Semester
Erosion and Geomorphology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Experimental Techniques 1st Year 2nd Semester
Fluid Motion Around Vehicles 1st Year 2nd Semester
Foundations and Applied Methods in Environmental Hydraulics 1st Year 1st Semester
Hydrological Processes 1st Year 2nd Semester
Integrated Management of Ports and Coastal Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Integrated Planning and Sustainable Management of Water Resources 1st Year 2nd Semester
Integrated River Basin Management 1st Year 2nd Semester
Management Techniques and Models 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Navigation and Optimisation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Numerical Simulation of Geophysical Fluids 1st Year 2nd Semester
Planning and Management 1st Year 2nd Semester
Propulsion and Control 1st Year 2nd Semester
Transport and Mixing in the Continental Shelf and Coastal and Transitional Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Integral Management Of Ports and Coastal Zones – Integral Management Of River Basins – Vehicle Aero-Hydrodynamics – Management Of Acuatic Ecosystems – Geophysical Flows

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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