Learn how to design, operate, and troubleshoot both broad spectrum and specialised water treatment and management processes.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time (Semester 1 commencement only) or part-time equivalent
Having access to high quality water is vital to sanitation, health, and economic progress throughout the world. Clean water depends on effective treatment and management systems. There is a growing need for specialist engineers in water treatment and desalination, not only in Australia to secure our future water supply with a growing population, but throughout the world in both urban and rural communities.
When you graduate from this course, you will be able to design, engineer, operate, and troubleshoot both broad spectrum and specialised water treatment and management processes to improve water quality in Australia and overseas. You will meet the needs of the water industry with specialty skills in understanding, designing operating, monitoring and planning water treatment infrastructure and processes.
In the course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of water engineering and then apply this theory with practical learning experiences to give you the skills needed to use the algorithms, hardware and software, and latest practices of the water purification industry.
The Master of Engineering: Water Treatment and Desalination will prepare you for employment in the companies and agencies in which water is the primary business, such as water utilities. Many other industries also employ water engineers to manage their water processes. These include 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. You will also have the option to complete your studies early and be awarded with a Graduate Diploma in Water Treatment and Desalination after one year of study.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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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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