Master of Water Treatment and Desalination (MWatTrmt)
Graduates will be able to design, engineer, operate, and troubleshoot both broad spectrum and specialised water treatment processes, not only for achieving conventional potable water and wastewater (sewage) quality objectives, but also for meeting more targeted industrial, agricultural, and resource recovery needs.
Additionally, the coursework will address water treatment engineering to meet decentralised and developing population demands, and emerging concerns for integration of renewable energy, minimisation of non-beneficial residuals, and increased resilience and sustainability of water supplies in the face of uncertain economic and natural conditions.
This course will prepare students either for entry into the water industry with specialty skills in design, operation, monitoring and planning of water treatment and desalination infrastructure and processes; or for matriculation into a doctoral program of research on the theory, analysis, design, invention, and application of water purification processes and technology. The coursework will provide students with a strong grounding in the fundamentals of water engineering, but an application and practice orientation is the hallmark of the program. The course is designed to give graduates specific knowledge of the tools, algorithms, hardware and software, and the state of the art practice of water purification for beneficial use.
Graduates will have the knowledge and hands-on skills to analyse water quality, design and apply technologies for specific contaminants and conditions, troubleshoot product water and process excursions, and oversee and instruct the work of technicians and operators.