Water Quality

Advanced Diploma - Water Quality
Skills and Interests

You’re thirsty for a career in the scientific, technical, and social aspects surrounding water resources.

Work Environment

Field work, laboratory settings, water/wastewater facilities, government departments, consulting and environmental firms.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

1 year + work term


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  Mar 1 (Intl. Students), Apr 15 (Can. Students) Applications may be processed beyond these dates as time and resources permit

For More Information:

Advanced Diploma - Water Quality brochure

Program Description

This is the only post-graduate program of its kind in Atlantic Canada focusing on the study of water and wastewater. It consists of a balance of theory and practical applications through lectures, discussion seminars, case studies, laboratory, field trips and projects. You’ll be provided significant training in the technical aspects of water and wastewater treatment. An introduction to socio-economic and environmental factors, legislative policies, regulations, and the importance of protecting and managing water resources will also be emphasized.

After completing the program, you’ll be confident in your knowledge to treat, maintain and use our resources safely and in an eco-friendly way.

Program Structure

The program is comprised of one 13 (thirteen) week in-class Fall term, one 16 (sixteen) week in-class Winter term and a thirteen (13) week work term. The academic terms consist of a balance of theory and practical applications through lectures, discussion seminars, case studies, laboratory, field trips and a group research project. The work term will involve students placed in pertinent industries or agencies for practical work experience.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Advanced Diploma in Water Quality must hold an undergraduate science degree with a minimum second-class standing and have completed an introductory course in chemistry.

Applicants who hold an appropriate Canadian accredited diploma of technology (three (3) years duration), or have a combination of work experience and formal education acceptable to the Admission Committee will also be considered.

What Alumni Say

"I would label my experience at the Marine Institute (MI) as life changing. The work term I obtained through the program was with my current employer. Had I not pursued the Water Quality program at the Marine Institute, I may have never obtained the job I have today."

-Natasha Warren
MI Graduate

To read more about Natasha’s experience at MI, visit: https://www.mi.mun.ca/alumni/alumnispotlight/