Master in Water Treatment and Desalination, and Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination

Posted on 22 November 2016

There are no engineering disciplines more fundamental to sustaining human civilisation than water engineering.

Murdoch University is pleased to announce the initiation of two new graduate courses: Master in Water Treatment and Desalination, and Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination. The first student intake begins semester 1, 2017 (February, 2017). This is a unique program in Western Australia designed for the professional or continuing student wishing to initiate or enhance their career in the global water business.

It is obvious human health depends on the availability of clean water, however the economic prosperity and growth of mining, oil and gas recovery, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and forestry are also inextricably linked to the access of large quantities of appropriate quality water and to the protection of water quality in natural water resources. At the same time, the availability of natural water resources of suitable quality is already over-subscribed or rapidly approaching its limits in much of Australia as well as the world. The only alternative is the utilisation of impaired quality water, such as seawater, brackish groundwater, polluted water, or wastewater. The heart of the solution is water treatment and, in many cases, desalination.

This program will update and expand the knowledge and skills of water professionals in the water industry, and will also provide the opportunity for recent graduates to gain postgraduate qualifications in the area of water treatment. The program is practice-oriented with a focus on providing the student with a conceptual and practical skill set.

The Graduate Diploma course is one-year duration (full-time study) and constitutes the first half of the Master Degree course. The courses may be taken part-time or full-time and the Master may be entered directly, or upon completion of the Graduate Diploma.

A flyer provides course details and application information for this postgraduate by coursework degree.

If you have other questions please contact Prof. Wendell Ela or telephone 08 9360 2022.

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