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Field of Study

Urban Water Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

This field of study provides engineers with the integrated knowledge and skills required to grasp the whole urban water cycle and the linkages between its different aspects.

The trend towards urbanisation and associated water stress in modern cities is strengthening, and as the urban centres become more densely populated this will not be reversed in the foreseeable future. Globally, there is shortage of engineers with expertise in all aspects of the urban water cycle and their reciprocal influence and integration.

Develop your technical expertise through advanced and master's level courses, and select electives to complement your discipline. You'll graduate with the skills required to solve complex engineering challenges in a changing world.

Careers

  • Consulting / Multinational engineering organisations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Educational institutions
  • Municipal and governmental bodies
  • Urban utilities

Highlights

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

14 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

Early-career salary

Water Resources Engineer

$60,000

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Mid-career salary

Water Resources Engineer

$123,000

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Drinking Water Supply: Source, Treatment and Distribution
  • Sewer Networks - Design, Operation and Maintenance

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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