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 programme 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.

Distance learning

Delivered only by Independent Distance Learning (IDL) this programme is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments and provides flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment.

Information for international students

If English is not the applicant’s first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support. View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-72 months
online
24-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
egis-idl-apps@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 4657/3898