Water Quality

Water Quality - Advanced Diploma
Skills and Interests

You’re thirsty for a career in the scientific, technical, and social aspects surrounding water resources.

Work Environment

Fieldwork, laboratory settings, water/wastewater facilities, and government departments.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

One year


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Practical Experience:

One technical session + one work term

Application Deadline:

Fall:  Flexible. This program does not accept applications for the winter or spring semester

Program Description

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 technical session and a 13-week work term.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science or a Diploma of Technology.
  • Completion of an introductory university course in chemistry.
What Alumni Say

Adam McKnightI enjoyed the structure, the pace, and the range of courses taken. This enabled me to apply to a wider range of potential employers after I completed the program, and has allowed me to bring more to my current position as a Water Quality Inspector.

– Adam McKnight