Study Programmes

The two-year programmes at PAUWES offer a broad grounding in both theoretical concepts and practical skills. Students in the Master of Science in Water and the Master of Science in Energy programmes choose between two tracks, engineering or policy. Three semesters of study are required, with the fourth spent on a master’s thesis.
  • To graduate, students must complete 120 credits, each worth 10 hours of teaching time. They must fulfil a number of common course requirements, take specific courses and two electives in their field of study and write a master’s thesis.
  • Between the water and energy degree programmes, mandatory courses include topics such as the physics and technology of renewable energy, policy and management of renewables and water, and research methodology. In addition, skills courses such as communication and entrepreneurship are provided.
  • Between the engineering and policy tracks in the degree programs, common courses include physics and technology, economics, management, policy and skills, featuring tools and methods.
  • Electives allow students develop their skills in their area of concentration. Solar energy, wind and geothermal energy and biomass, as well as health and sanitation, integrated water resource management and water for agriculture are but a few of the offerings.
  • All graduate students must complete two common courses, one in African History and one in Gender and Human Rights.
  • A broad variety of teaching methods are employed, including lectures, tutorials, practical courses, seminars, internships, field trips.
  • The language of instruction is English. Students are offered intensive language courses.

Students are awarded a joint degree from the University of Tlemcen and the Pan African University. They have the opportunity to apply for a PhD programme upon completion of their degree.