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Advanced Diploma in Water Quality




What will I learn?

This is the only post-graduate program of its kind in Atlantic Canada focusing on the study of water and wastewater. It consists of a balance of theory and practical applications through lectures, discussion seminars, case studies, laboratory, field trips and projects.

You'll be provided significant training in the technical aspects of water and wastewater treatment. An introduction to socio-economic and environmental factors, legislative policies, regulations, and the importance of protecting and managing water resources will also be emphasized. After completing the program, you'll be confident in your knowledge to treat, maintain and use our resources safely and in an eco-friendly way.

Program Structure

This one-year program consists of two 13-week in-class terms, a six week technical session and a 13-week work term.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,900.00 (US$ 7,384) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's Campus,


Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1C5S7, Canada

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,900.00 (US$ 7,384) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


Marine Institute


Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1C5R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

An appropriate Bachelor's Degree, three-year diploma of technology, or a combination of work experience and formal education acceptable to the Admissions Committee. Completion of an introductory university course in chemistry.

English Language Requirements:

Duolingo English Test (DET) - A minimum score of 115.

IELTS - A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.

TOEFL - A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking.

(CAEL) Assessment - Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) - A minimum score of 58 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components of the PTE is required.

CanTEST - Minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required on the CanTest.

MELAB - A minimum score of 85 is required on the MELAB.

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


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