ABOUT PAUWES

The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Science (PAUWES) was created in 2014 by the African Union Commission, in the framework of the Pan African University (PAU). Since its establishment, over 200 students from 31 countries across Africa have enrolled, and 73 students have been successfully graduated from its programs. The Institute is hosted by the Abou Bakr Belkaïd University of Tlemcen. 
The institute is seeking a new generation of highly educated, well-trained students who are committed to working as changemakers in the field of sustainable water and energy. Africa’s top graduates are invited to participate in this highly innovative, collaborative, Master’s programme, grounded in the latest theoretical and practical learning. We train top students to become engineers and policy analysts, able to address Africa’s most pressing development challenges. 

Training Engineers and Policy Experts 

PAUWES offers four world-class graduate programmes, a Master of Science (MSc) in Water and a MSc of Science in Energy, with tracks available in both engineering and policy. 

Campus

PAUWES is hosted by the Abou Bakr Belkaïd University of Tlemcen. Founded in 1989, it is one of Algeria’s premier universities, offering extensive infrastructure for modern learning. It accommodates approximately 42,000 student, with eight faculties and two schools for science, and technology and economic science. 

The city of Tlemcen is situated in the northwest of Algeria, close to the Moroccan border and approximately 60 kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea. Its name derives from the Berber word for ‘water spring‘. Its pleasant climate and Mediterranean flair, proximity to the sea, and cultural diversity makes it an attractive city for visitors. Centuries of rich history and culture have made the city a centre of a unique blend of music and art. Tlemcen’s textiles and handicrafts, its elegant blend of Arabic, Islamic, Berber, and Andalusian cultures, and its cool climate in the mountains have made it an important centre for tourism in Algeria. In 2011, Tlemcen was voted the capital of Islamic culture. Tlemcen has an international airport in the nearby town of Zenata.

PAUWES PROGRAMMES

Curriculum

1. Semester

  • Introduction to Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Water Quality and Sanitation 
  • African Water Resources and Scenarios 
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Hydrology 
  • Academic writing 
  • Project Design and Management 
  • African History

2. Semester:

  • Human rights and gender 
  • Hydraulics (Open Channel Hydraulics and Flows under Pressure) 
  • Hydrology 
  • Sanitation and Water Treatment (Drinking Water and Sewage) 
  • Soil conservation 
  • Research Methods for Water engineering 
  • Communication, Marketing and Networking 

3. Semester:

  • Water economics 
  • Water for Agriculture 1: Irrigation Techniques & Drainage 
  • Water for Agriculture 2: Irrigation Project Design 
  • Physical Instrumentation & Measurements 
  • Applied Numerical Analysis and Modelling 
  • Geographical Information Systems 
  • Entrepreneurship 

4. Semester :

Thesis

Curriculum

1. Semester: 

  • African water resources and scenarios 
  • Fundamentals of water science & engineering 
  • Introduction to policy analysis 
  • Water quality 
  • Introduction to integrated water resource management
  • Project design and management
  • African history 
  • Academic writing 

2. Semester: 

  • Policy analysis for water resource management 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Sanitation & water treatment 
  • Databases, indicators & statistical analysis 
  • Methods for policy research 
  • Geographical information systems 
  • Communication, Marketing, Networking 

3. Semester: 

  • Water economics 
  • Hydrology 
  • Water for agriculture 1: irrigation techniques & drainage 
  • Law & policy of water for agriculture 
  • Law & policy of water quality & sanitation 
  • River basin management 1: management of extremes (draughts & flooding) 
  • River basin management 2: management of transboundary water resources 
  • Policy influencing and conflict management 

4. Semester :

Thesis

Curriculum 

1. Semester: 

  • African Energy Resourses & Scenarios 
  • Introduction to Energy 
  • Renewable Energy technologies 
  • Project Design & Management 
  • Thermal Sc. & Engineering Apps 
  • African History 
  • Academic Writing 

2. Semester

  • Energy Conversion & Storage 
  • Energy Economy, Finances & Management
  • Energy for Sustainable Development
  • Material Science 
  • Research Methods for Energy Engineering 
  • Human rights & gender 
  • Communication, Marketing, Networking 

 3. Semester: 

  • Hybrid systems 
  • Solar photovoltaic 
  • Solar thermal 
  • Wind energy 
  • Hydro & maritime energy 
  • Hybrid systems 
  • Solar thermal 
  • Bio-energy 
  • Geothermal energy 
  • Energy efficiency & demand side mangmt 
  • Instrumentation 
  • Externalities / impact analysis 
  • Entre- and Intrapreneurship 
  • Technnical performance assessment 

4. Semester :

Thesis

Curriculum

1. Semester: 

  • African Energy Resourses & Scenarios 
  • Introduction to Energy 
  • Renewable Energy technologies 
  • Project Design & Management 
  • Thermal Sc. & Engineering Apps 
  • African History 
  • Academic Writing 

 

2. Semester: 

  • Policy analysis for energy 
  • Energy Economy, Finances & management 
  • Externalities / Impact analysis 
  • Energy modeling & simulation for policy analysis 
  • Human rights & gender 
  • Communication, Marketing, Networking 

3. Semester: 

  • Renewable energy policy & planning 
  • Development of renewable energy systems (grid) 
  • Development of renewable energy systems (non-grid) 
  • Rural energy supply 
  • Urban energy supply 
  • Policy influencing and conflict management 
  • Ethics and leadership 
  • Energy efficiency & demand side mangmt 
  • Entre- and Intrapreneurship 

4. Semester :

Thesis


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