What will I learn?

This practical, industry-focused course can help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need to improve water quality and supply in Australian and international communities.

Access to safe water is critical for economic growth, agriculture and food production, sustainable development and poverty reduction. However, many communities and governments now struggle to supply safe water and effectively manage their water resources.

If you are a recent graduate looking to launch your water quality career, or you are a practising water scientist or engineer, this course can position you as an expert in water chemistry. It is especially relevant to those who have studied chemistry, hydrology, water-related engineering courses, agriculture, environmental science or other related fields.

There is a growing need for water scientists who understand the chemistry of water. In this course, you can build advanced chemistry skills and specialised knowledge in water biology, microbiology, ecotoxicology, engineering, hydrogeology and environmental geoscience. Your studies will focus on water treatment, sanitation, water recycling and the sustainable supply of safe drinking water.

Career information

If you are a recent graduate looking to enter a career in water quality, or a practising water scientist or engineer, this course can help you to develop your career as a specialist in water chemistry. It is especially relevant if you have studied chemistry, hydrology, water-related engineering courses, agriculture, environmental science or other related fields.

Graduates of this course may be employed in a wide range of industrial, commercial and government organisations involved in sourcing, treating and distributing water.

List of potential careers:

Chemist
Chemical engineer
Environmental scientist
Hydrologist
Water chemist
Water engineer
Water scientist.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

061489J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,400.00 (US$ 22,735) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $65,400

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

11 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,300.00 (US$ 26,174) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $75,100; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

11 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with an honours degree or a bachelor’s degree with a course weighted average of 65% are eligible for entry to the program. The application process is competitive and typically successful applicants have demonstrated a distinction average. Evidence of studies in human biology at university level is essential. Applicants without this background will have to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course. Applicants will also submit a personal statement that reflects relevant work experience and knowledge of the profession. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 72. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21."

For international students

Students entering with an honours degree or postgraduate diploma may receive credits for recognised learning.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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