The urban water engineering 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. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to design, optimise and manage the urban water infrastructure in the cities of the future.

Urban water systems are being challenged by the exponential global population growth, particularly in urban areas, and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Rising water and wastewater flows, water scarcity and increasingly stricter water discharge limits impose an extremely high pressure on engineers to design, upgrade and manage effective sewer networks, and water and wastewater treatment processes.

The Master of Engineering (Urban Water Engineering) program provides all the necessary technical knowledge and skills, together with broader professional development, to address the complex and interdisciplinary challenges of urban water systems.

The program associates courses focused on leadership/process management to highly specialised technical courses in the field. The latter include classical and advanced methodologies for sewer, water and wastewater treatment processes, as well as an integrated management vision, and advanced electives in modelling, control and emerging issues in urban water.

2. Scholarships

The Aquatec Maxcon scholarship is to assist meritorious students with the costs of tuition fees while studying in the field of Urban Water Engineering in the Master of Engineering at The University of Queensland.

The Scholarship is University approved with the value of the scholarship of $5,000 per annum towards their tuition fees for the program.  Please note that applicants for the scholarship should apply to The University of Queensland to undertake coursework postgraduate studies for the Master of Engineering (Urban Water Engineering) and have accepted an offer or received an unconditional offer to commence study. 

Established in 2019 and maintained by an annual gift from Aquatec Maxcon.

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