Are you interested in the fascinating world of water and wastewater treatment technologies?

In addition to our successful MOOCs in Water Management – which have seen over 115 000 people from all over the world participate – the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) offers two advanced online courses, especially aimed at working professionals, consultants and academics interested in water treatment technologies and their applications.

Our courses in Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology and Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis will give you a unique opportunity to discover how these technologies work, understand their underlying processes and learn how to implement them. Both courses, accredited by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and supported by the International Water Association (IWA), offer a professional certificate and continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

Course Benefits:

    Gain hands-on experience in water treatment.
    Make a basic design of your own treatment plant.
    Improve the operation of your own installations, and make better decisions about investment and maintenance.
    Experiment with our online virtual 3D labs.
    Visit functioning treatment plants and installations through VR and video excursions.
    Benefit from the experience of operators, policy makers and innovators from water authorities.
    Earn a professional education certificate and professional development credits.

Virtual 3D lab

VR and video excursion

"I had always been a bit skeptical about online courses, but my experience with this course proved me wrong. This was the course I had been waiting for several years to improve my knowledge of the latest techniques for water treatment. The course provided a unique combination of scientific knowledge, virtual practice and appropriate techniques to design a water treatment system."
Johan Shyti - previous participant  


Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis in Water Treatment

Gain hands-on experience in water treatment with reverse osmosis. Learn how to design your own reverse osmosis unit, better operate your own installations, and make better decisions about investment and maintenance…

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Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology for Wastewater Treatment

Learn all about this new and highly innovative solution for wastewater treatment. Discover the functionality of and (biological) mechanisms behind the Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) technology and design a full scale AGS wastewater treatment plant.…

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Online Learning Benefits:

    Be in the loop: Keep up to speed with all the constant changes and innovations in technology
    Make an impact: Apply newly acquired cutting-edge knowledge at work and impress
    Onward and upward: Develop and deploy new skills such as leadership or management to enhance your career prospects
    Expand your network: Meet like-minded professionals and learn from best practices in your field
    You choose: Courses are 100% online, there’s 24/7 online access to material and you can join courses throughout the year.

What is it like to take these online courses at TU Delft? Watch these introduction videos:

Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) Technology for Wastewater Treatment - Course Introduction

Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis in Water Treatment - Course Introduction


Earn a Certificate from a Top Ranked University
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a TU Delft certificate. TU Delft ranks in the Top 10 of the most recent QS World University Rankings in subjects such as Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

If you successfully complete this course you will earn a professional education certificate and you are eligible to receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation
This course is accredited by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

CIWEM accredits a wide variety of educational activities that are identifiable to Water Environment professionals as high quality and relevant to the current professional standards within the industry.

The CIWEM Accreditation allows participants to log the activity as CIWEM CPD points which can help towards their professional development.


If you have any questions about this course or the TU Delft online learning environment, please visit our Help & Support page.