The broad experience achieved by the universities of A Coruña and Magdeburg in the training of civil engineering and water engineering professionals within the last decades, has culminated in the development of a Joint International Master Degree meeting the requirements of the European Space of Higher Education set by the Bologna Treaty.

At the moment there is an increasing need of qualified professionals in the field of Water and Environmental Engineering not only highly skilled in these fields of expertise but also owning the qualifications that allow them to develop their professional activity within an international environment.

The masters on water engineering being taught at the universities of A Coruña and Magdeburg have been merged since 2012 into a joint programme that also counts with the collaboration of some other prestigious international higher education institutions. The programme will be based into three semesters one of which will be imparted at each of the institutions and a third one to take place at the university of the student´s choice (among A Coruña, Magdeburg and the partner universities), where the students will develop their Master Thesis and their internship or university practicum. This placement is considered a key point for this international master as an essential issue to allow for the inclusion of the master students into the job market.