Advanced Diploma - Water Quality

1 year
20,875 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

This is Atlantic Canada's only post-graduate programme devoted to the study of water and wastewater. It includes a mix of theory and practical applications delivered through lectures, discussion seminars, case studies, laboratory work, field visits, and projects. You will receive extensive instruction in the technical elements of water and wastewater treatment. An overview of socioeconomic and environmental variables, legislative policies, and regulations, as well as the need of protecting and managing water resources, will be provided.

After finishing the programme, you will be confident in your ability to treat, maintain, and use our resources in a safe and sustainable manner.

Program structure

Term 1

  • Water and Wastewater Microbiological
  • Water Chemistry
  • Aquatic Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Statistics - Water Quality
  • Technical Project

Term 2

  • Environmental Policy - Water Quality
  • Chemical and Analytical Methods
  • Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Remote Sensing
  • Technical Project
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • Practical Boat Handling Skills
  • Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety - SDV-BS

Term 3

  • Work Term - Advanced Diploma in Water Quality


  • TERM 1 - 9,192 CAD
  • TERM 2 - 9,192 CAD
  • WORK TERM - 2,490 CAD

Total: 20,875 CAD

Please note - The fees and charges indicated herein are as of the date of printing. The Marine Institute reserves the right to make changes to regulations, fees and charges listed above.


Requirements for applicants

Candidates for admission to the Advanced Diploma in Water Quality must be:

  • graduates of an appropriate diploma of technology (three (3) years duration), or
  • a bachelor degree, or
  • a combination of work experience and formal education acceptable to the Admissions Committee, and have completed introductory courses in biology and chemistry.


About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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