Enhance your engineering and science skills to support entry-level understanding, design, operation, and monitoring of conventional potable water and wastewater treatment processes.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time (Semester 1 commencement only) or part-time equivalent
This course will help you develop your professional competency in preparation for a successful career in the water industry. The Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination will enhance your engineering and science education to support entry-level understanding, design, operation, and monitoring of conventional potable water and wastewater treatment processes.
Completing this Graduate Diploma will upgrade your skills for career advancement and satisfy continuing education requirements in a relevant Master’s Degree. The course is a self-contained program or may be taken as year 1 of a two-year program of study leading to a Master of Water Treatment and Desalination.
The Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination will prepare you for employment in companies or governmental agencies in which water is the primary business. Many industries also employ water treatment engineers to advise on projects; such as mining, horticulture, energy generation, oil and gas recovery, livestock and agriculture production and processing, semi-conductor and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and hospitals and health care facilities.
This course is designed to satisfy requirements of Engineers Australia for Continuing Professional Education of Engineers in the disciplines of environmental engineering, water engineering, and chemical engineering in the areas of water process control, technology, and management.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination (GradDipWtTrmt)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Some attendance at on- and off-campus site visits and technology operation sessions will be a requirement. Water treatment engineering is a highly quantitative profession requiring sound grounding in physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and mathematics. The coursework assumes a prior understanding of the fundamentals of these disciplines to a level allowing entry into the specifics of water engineering without further general instruction in these disciplines. Consequently, students entering the course must have passed the following units at Murdoch or their equivalent elsewhere: MAS221 Mathematical Modelling ENG201 Fluid Mechanics CHE144, Foundations of Chemistry PEN152, Principles of Physics For students with potentially equivalent alternative training, contact the Academic Chair for assessment of equivalency.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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