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

Field work, laboratory settings, water/wastewater facilities, government departments, consulting and environmental firms.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

One year


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Practical Experience:

One technical session and one work term

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  Fall entry only. Application acceptance is ongoing. 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 six week technical session and a 13-week work term.

  • An appropriate Bachelor's Degree, a 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.
What Alumni Say

"The Water Quality program paired with my undergraduate degree has given me an understanding of environmental knowledge that assists me in my day-to-day work coordinating environmental assessments and remediation work."

-Dominic Giovanni
MI Graduate