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.

4. Employability

Having a wide range of employability skills is key to being successful in a competitive graduate employment market.

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Student Employability Team understands that the goal for students is to find a career that puts all their years of hard work and study to good use. The Faculty's specialised team of employability advisors have backgrounds in human resources and recruitment and are here to assist you in building your employability skills.