Taught course

Water Technology and Desalination

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc /PgDip Water Technology and Desalination are a First or Upper Second-Class Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent Overseas qualification, in engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, physical, or mathematical sciences. Students with a Lower Second-Class Honours degree will be considered with relevant experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Water resource management is a global issue that is becoming increasingly important. With a rapidly growing world population, greater urbanisation and a changing climate putting pressure on freshwater resources, water resource management and the technologies that support it, will play a large part in providing fresh water to meet basic human needs.

Water Technology and Desalination is designed for science and engineering graduates, as well as practising engineers, who wish to gain specialised knowledge in water treatment with an emphasis on membrane technology.

The course aims to provide a sound understanding of a range of technologies that can be developed to provide safe, accessible water supply from saline groundwater and seawater. In particular, there is a technical focus on the design parameters and processes underpinning their efficient performance and operation. Students will also develop a critical awareness of the wider issues of resource management within the context of global change and the challenges presented by the need for desalination to be delivered on a technically robust and sustainable basis.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
24-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
egis-idl-apps@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 4424