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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. This Masters 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.

For more information on admission criteria, program details, fees, and commencement dates see the Master of Engineering program page.


The purpose of the 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 on-line application form is available now and closes on 2 December 2019. 

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 applied to The University of Queensland to undertake coursework postgraduates studies for the Masters of Urban Water Engineering and have accepted an offer or received an unconditional offer to commence study for Semester 1, 2020 for the Master of Engineering in the field of Urban Water Engineering. 

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

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Industry Linkage

  • Industry placements 
  • Engineering projects linked to industry
  • Guest lectures from industry partners
  • Site visits
  • Real case studies and real data
  • Industry funded scholarships
  • Industry Advisory Panel

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Employability and Student Support

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

The EAIT 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. Our specialised team of employability advisors have backgrounds in human resources and recruitment and are here to assist you in building your employability skills.

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Find accommodation and advice on renting in Brisbane, strengthen your study skills and abilities, Student Advisers can hep you manage your finances and find support for overcoming the unique challenges of studying in a foreign country.

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Indicative Study Plan


Year 1

Semester 1

Professional Engineering and the Business Enviro: Global Practice

Impact and Risk in the Process Industries

Drinking Water Supply: Source, Treatment and Distribution

Urban Hydrology

Semester 2

Engineering Innovation and Leadership

Sewer Networks – Design, Operation and Maintenance

Advanced Wastewater and Biosolids Treatment

Wastewater Modelling and Control


Year 2

Semester 1

Engineering Project or Placement*

Advanced Unit Operations in Water Management 

Integrated Urban Water Management

Semester 2

Emerging Issues in the Urban Water Cycle and Public Health

Decision Making and Reporting for Sustainability

This study plan is an example of the selection of courses you could choose, for a full course list go to the Course list for the Urban Water Engineering Field of Study.
*Industry Placement is 6 calendar months.


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