Once approved in the selection process, master students are required to obtain 27 credits until the qualification exam (18Âº month). 15 credits out of all credits are mandatory credits (Applied Mathematics, Environmental Fluid Mechanics I, Physical Hydrology, Water Chemistry, Dissertation Project, Special Seminars I and II). Further credits are selective, which can be chosen freely, but following the supervisors recommendations. Credits can also be obtained in other programs, as long as not passing the total amount of 50% out of all credits.
The objective of the qualification exam is to verifiy if the candidate has potential to develop the planned thesis works. The exam needs to be finalized until the 18th month. TheÂ exam consists of submitting and defending the dissertation proposal to the qualification committee, which consist of at least 3 professors from the program, including the supervisor.
The thesis defense is required to be finalized until 24 months after initiation. The committee is composed by 3 members, including the supervisor, and an additional external member, all nominated by the programsÂ council.
For obtaining the master degree certificate it is furthermore required to proof the publication of one full scientific article, in co-authorship with the supervisor, and about the dissertation topic, or other equivalent scientific publication, certified by the supervisor. In addition, all students need to proof suficiency in english language.