Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Postgraduate programmes

Water and Waste Engineering

Study the programme at MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate levels by distance learning

As an engineer or scientist intent on improving the delivery of water and sanitation services in low-and middle-income countries, this programme will enable you to develop your knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of inclusive and sustainable public health infrastructure and services. It includes non-technical modules that will broaden your education base opening up opportunities for you to take on managerial roles.

Study water and wastewater engineering, especially for low- and middle-income countries

  • Focus on the processes involved in water supply and sanitary waste planning and design
  • Develop expertise in sustainable public health infrastructure and services from an international perspective
  • Study flexibly with full-time or distance learning options

Complete this programme and you will be able to:

  • integrate technical and non-technical issues into project planning, design, execution and evaluation;
  • understand how to design and choose appropriate water supply and environmental sanitation options for low- and middle-income countries;
  • benefit from a thorough knowledge of major international developments and initiatives relating to water and wastewater engineering; and
  • plan the delivery of sustainable public health engineering services by combining technical, social and institutional issues.

More about distance learning options

There are many ways to study with us. Make sure you visit Study options and how to apply to help you decide which option will suit you best.

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Direct entry

Upper second class (2.1) degree or above in an engineering or scientific discipline

IELTS overall 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests

Certificate programmes

If you do not have the qualifications necessary for direct entry onto one of our MSc or Diploma programmes, with relevant work experience you may still be eligible for entry onto one of our Certificate programmes. After successful completion you can normally upgrade your programme level, retaining the credits gained from your study on the Certificate programme.

To apply for distance learning programmes or modules for professional development, visit our web page How to apply.