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Curtin Water Quality Research Centre


Water Quality and Supply Systems Major (Master of Science)

Access to safe water is critical for economic growth, agriculture and food production, sustainable development and poverty reduction. However, many communities and governments now struggle to supply safe water and effectively manage their water resources.

If you are a recent graduate looking to launch your water quality career, or you are a practicing water scientist or engineer, the Water Quality and Supply Systems Major in the Master of Science, offered by the Department of Chemistry, can position you as an expert in water chemistry. It is especially relevant to those who have studied chemistry, hydrology, water-related engineering courses, agriculture, environmental science or other related fields.

Curtin offers high-tech science labs, modern equipment and collaborative learning spaces across campus, and especially within the purpose-built Resources and Chemistry Precinct that houses both the Department of Chemistry and the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre (CWQRC). As a student of this course, you will study alongside experts from the CWQRC and benefit from sophisticated technology, practical fieldwork locations, high-tech water analysis equipment and modern lab facilities. The CWQRC collaborates with a variety of industry partners and universities. These connections help us understand global water challenges and ensure that our research and coursework holds significant practical value for all stages of the water cycle. A full description of all units and options for this course is available in the Curtin online course handbook.