Water Systems

Water systems engineers are involved in the design, operation and optimisation of water and wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, dams, pipe networks, open channels and stormwater drainage. The Water Systems Engineering major covers the physical principles of water when it is stationary and when it is flowing, hydrology, and factors that cause floods.

As a water systems engineer you could find yourself working in roles related to: water system handling and supply; water quality; and wastewater recycling. You could also investigate ways to improve water systems from an economic and environmental perspective. You’ll be well-prepared for opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

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Last updated: 09 Jul 2019